Marathon Runners Help Storm Victims
Instead of complaining about the cancellation of the New York City Marathon, some would-be-marathoners found another way to put their energy to use -- helping the victims of Hurricane Sandy on Sunday in Staten Island.
Michelle Leichtling wasn't scheduled to run in the marathon; she was going to hand out medals to the runners as they completed their 26.2-mile run. Instead, she helped a storm survivor try to salvage a soaked wedding album. Leichtling said, "It's an incredibly emotional experience to hand out the medals because finishing a marathon is such an amazing personal victory. But this? It does not get more personal than this. I'm glad there was no marathon. This is exactly where we were supposed to be today."