As this article from The New York Times depicts, thousands of runners who had planned to take part in the New York City Marathon redirected their energy to helping the victims of Super Storm Sandy. Among those were more than 150 participants of LLS’s Team In Training (TNT). One of these, Amy Sitar, a long time TNT coach from Brooklyn was instrumental in planning the day - getting the word out, organizing the plan, and splitting the group into teams of five who canvassed the neighborhood to help. Another, Michael Flegar, on his TNT page describes the transition from the last days of preparing for the marathon, to the realization that the marathon will not take place, to stepping into action to help with the cleanup. Flegar states: “Today, instead of running 26.2 miles or cheering on thousands of athletes, 150 members of NYC’s Team In Training chapters trekked out to Staten Island to help in the recovery and cleanup after Hurricane Sandy. Today, we made a difference. And that's all we can hope to do.”
Some of the photos from the TNT cleanup effort are posted at this Facebook page.