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Mary Wittenberg, president of the New York Road Runners, reacts after viewing areas heavily damaged during Superstorm Sandy, in the Staten Island borough New York, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. With the cancellation of the New York Marathon, hundreds of  runners, wearing their marathon shirts and backpacks full of supplies, took the ferry to hard-hit Staten Island and ran to hard-hit neighborhoods to help.  (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Photo by: Craig Ruttle
Mary Wittenberg, president of the New York Road Runners, reacts after viewing areas heavily damaged during Superstorm Sandy, in the Staten Island borough New York, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. With the cancellation of the New York Marathon, hundreds of runners, wearing their marathon shirts and backpacks full of supplies, took the ferry to hard-hit Staten Island and ran to hard-hit neighborhoods to help. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

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