Associated Press , Published November 01 2012
Mayor says NYC Marathon won't divert resourcesNEW YORK — The New York City Marathon course will be the same as past years because there was little damage along the route from Superstorm Sandy.
Organizers said Thursday that ferries would be used to transport runners to the starting line on Staten Island. Other entrants will be bused directly from the outer boroughs and suburbs to the start because of limited transportation due to the storm.
New York Road Runners is starting a fund to aid storm victims and will donate $1 million. Sponsors also have pledged more than $1.5 million.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg says Sunday's race won't divert resources from victims. He said electricity is expected to be restored in downtown Manhattan by race day, freeing up an “enormous number of police.”
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