The Press Release:
The 2020 TCS New York City Marathon, set to take place on November 1, has been canceled. New York Road Runners (NYRR), the event organizer, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of the City of New York, have made the decision to cancel the world’s largest marathon due to coronavirus-related health and safety concerns for runners, spectators, volunteers, staff, and the many partners and communities that support the event.
Today is one of those day’s where it is actually okay to let the world pass you by and by that I mean the runners who come from all over the world to participate in the annual NYC Marathon. Of course if you are one of those who are running, then you can watch the world as you pass it by. It was great to have this event back again because it was cancelled as result of Superstorm Sandy last year and while it pissed off a lot of people, I do think it was for the best.
The marathon comes over the Verrazano Bridge and runs right passed my block so I could not resist heading to my corner and snag a couple of images and a little video right up close and personal. I hope you like it and maybe even see someone you know running by.
The woman next to me was from France so you hear her yelling “Go France” a lot during my little film. I looked for some of the Scandinavian countries while I watched but I admit it was a little chilly and I was not properly dressed to remain in the wind. I would enjoy watching the winners from the comfort of my Blog Command HQ.