In an attempt to learn more about the situation on the ground in NYC, I engaged soccer scribes Grant Wahl and Dylan Butler this morning on Twitter. Both of those respected voices came out against the marathon. -Andrew

  1. GrantWahl
    Buddy flying in from Seattle to run NYC marathon & stay with us. No power here yet. Why are they still running it?
    Fri, Nov 02 2012 08:20:57
  2. Winner_MLS
    @GrantWahl Runners can still pull out until Saturday and have guaranteed spot in next year’s race.
    Fri, Nov 02 2012 08:23:03
  3. Winner_MLS
    @GrantWahl You don’t train for world’s most prestigious race for 4 months then just not do it. Marathon mindset=overcoming adversity.
    Fri, Nov 02 2012 08:24:24
  4. GrantWahl
    @Winner_MLS You haven’t been in NYC this week, have you?
    Fri, Nov 02 2012 08:25:33
  5. Dylan_Butler
    @Winner_MLS @GrantWahl Andrew, if people train for 4 months for a race, whats another two weeks? To run it Sunday is so inappropriate
    Fri, Nov 02 2012 08:35:51
  6. Winner_MLS
    @Dylan_Butler @GrantWahl I guess I don’t know what it’s like out there. I honestly didn’t NYC was too affected — maybe I’m mistaken?
    Fri, Nov 02 2012 08:39:44
  7. GrantWahl
    @Winner_MLS @dylan_butler 37 dead in NYC, horrific damage in parts of city, no power in lower Manhattan.
    Fri, Nov 02 2012 08:42:07
  8. Dylan_Butler
    @GrantWahl @Winner_MLS Given all that, you could understand why theres an uproar over the diversion of any resources to the race.
    Fri, Nov 02 2012 08:48:39
  9. Dylan_Butler
    Bloomberg comparing Marathon post 9/11 to now is a joke. Then was 8 weeks later, not 5 days later
    Fri, Nov 02 2012 10:42:10