I drafted a post reviewing stuff on the marathon and its cancellation but trashed it. I think cancellation was the right thing to do.
There’s a nice piece on Mary Wittenberg’s position/situation/dilemma in today’s Times. I’ve disagreed, sometimes vehemently, with some of the things NYRR has done over the years. Most recently it was about communication regarding the marathon. Criticism of communications is criticism on the margins. I do not for a moment think that NYRR’s decisions about the marathon were motivated by anything other than what it thought best for the City and for those who come to run in it.