- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 17, 2015

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Lansing Marathon’s race director says the event won’t be held this spring.

The announcement from Owen Anderson came Monday about the race, which began in 2012 and would have been in its fourth year. In a statement, Anderson says “we struggled to achieve the kind of support a race of that magnitude requires to be successful.”

The Lansing State Journal reports the race faced challenges in recent years. In 2013, flooding and a train delayed runners and forced the course to be changed. In 2014, the marathon received criticism for not allowing some competitors to use hand cycles.

Also in 2014, the Capital City River Run expanded to include a full marathon. And Mayor Virg Bernero withdrew his support for the Lansing Marathon.

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