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New York Marathon canceled for the first time

NEW YORK, Ny. -- As of Friday night, Mayor Bloomberg bowed to public pressure and canceled Sunday's New York City Marathon.

The mayor's action came after an outcry that the event would take away from efforts to help the thousands of New Yorkers who are still without power or even homeless because of the storm

Mayor Bloomberg said holding the race would not require taking away resources from the recovery effort; it has just become a source of controversy and division.

This is the first time the race has ever been canceled.

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