Due to Hurricane Sandy, Would-Be New York Marathoners Run in Springfield Instead

Nov 5, 2012

Hurricane Sandy may have kept the New York Marathon runners from dashing through the streets of the Big Apple this month, but it didn't stop some of them from competing in a marathon. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has more.

A spokesperson for Bass Pro Shops, Melissa Bondy, says organizers of the weekend's Outdoor Fitness Festival Bass Pro marathon received numerous calls from displaced New York racers asking if they could participate in their marathon. Bondy says there were eight confirmed New York participants in the Springfield marathon Sunday.

The New York Marathon that was originally scheduled to take place over the weekend was canceled due to the devastation created by Hurricane Sandy. Many enthusiasts chose to find other races to participate in.