New York marathon cancelled in wake of superstorm Sandy


New York's annual marathon, which was due to take place on Sunday, has been cancelled.

Plans to press ahead with the race had prompted uproar from politicians in cyclone-ravaged parts of the city.

More than 90 US deaths, over 40 of them in New York, have been blamed on Sandy.

Deputy Mayor of New York, Howard Wolfson, said this year's marathon had become controversial.

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