Now on the flip side once the race came to their senses and cancelled I personally was happy. I think it was the right decision to do so so that the recovery resources could be used where they were most needed. But for all of those people, especially from overseas, that had already arrived I understand their anger. Why wasn’t the decision made much earlier? Why the cancelation at the 11th hour? I would be upset as well and very disappointed. What some of them did I think was a real classy thing which was to band together and help out with some of the relief effort. What a great example of the character of the running community. Others banded together to put on their own race. Again I certainly understand their desire to do what they came to do. Overall what a crazy weekend for the running community.
I read yesterday that the race committee is still trying to figure out what to do about well everything. What do you do with those that did not attend? That did attend and was not allowed to run? How does this impact next year and the lottery? I bet it will be months before the decisions are made and communicated out. I do know no matter what is decided some will not be happy. For me I think I will not get back into the lottery for this race at least for couple of year maybe longer. I think it will take that long for things to settle.