Mayor: NYC Marathon a go Sunday

Updated 4:31 PM EDT, Wed October 31, 2012

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New York City Marathon will go on Sunday

Mayor Bloomberg says storm victims would want the race to go on

The race starts on Staten Island and winds through all five boroughs

(CNN) —  

This weekend’s New York City Marathon will take place as scheduled despite widespread damage in the city from Superstorm Sandy, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Wednesday.

Bloomberg told reporters Wednesday afternoon that he expected most, if not all of the city, would have power restored by Sunday’s race, and “an awful lot of small businesses” depend on the annual event.

“There are lots of people who have come here,” he said. “It’s a great event for New York, and I think for those who were lost, you’ve got to believe they would want us to have an economy and have a city go on for those that they left behind.”