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Cancellation spurs recovery efforts

Despite tumultuous week, NYC Marathon remains a symbol of strength and unity

Updated: November 3, 2012, 3:19 PM ET
By Mario Fraioli | Competitor.com

In the weeklong wake of a natural disaster that caused widespread destruction across New York City and its surrounding areas, the event many people were hoping would bring a city together is the same one that almost tore it apart -- only to begin reuniting it again less than two days before the starter's gun was set to sound.

The New York City Marathon was canceled Friday afternoon, ending a five-day firestorm from concerned citizens, public officials, marathoners and ...

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