I completely agree with this decision, but that doesn’t matter in the least. I had nothing to do with the decision to keep it or stop it. It was never about me.
I never intended to dismiss or make less of the reality of the destruction and devastation from Hurricane Sandy. I am very very sorry so many died and lost their homes and are still without water and power. I think it was obvious I didn’t know how to address it and still really don’t.
I found out the marathon was canceled at the expo from a text message from my brother and my friend. I had just picked up my bib, bought a shirt and visor and was walking around when I saw the message. Steve didn’t even realize and was giving a talk at the expo.
It was a bad situation, but again this isn’t about me or that inconvenience. Maybe I’ll tell you that story some day.
I know many of you have a big opinion on the race being canceled. But, if you want to make some noise I am going to suggest you make it in the form of a donation to the Red Cross or other organization that will help the victims of the hurricane. Then, spread the word on your social media channels and to friends and family. Make some positive noise and pass it on!