Ukrainian Running Club New York petitions to ban Russian, Belarusian runners from New York City Marathon

10/9/2022 5:16:00 AM

There's a push to ban Russians and Belarusians from running the New York City Marathon​.

There's a push to ban Russians and Belarusians from running the New York City Marathon​.

The Ukrainian Running Club New York has nearly 1,000 signatures so far and hopes to get more.

.34:22 "We will not take our foot off the gas.On Friday, New York Mayor Eric Adams declared a state of emergency and announced an executive order to suspend land use requirements to help the city cope with the influx of people.A 38-year-old Bronx man was getting off a northbound 4 train as it arrived at the 176th Street station just before 9 p.

They have nearly 1,000 signatures so far and hope to get more."It's painful for Ukrainians to even participate in events while running shoulder-by-shoulder with people who actually support that violence," Shpook said.These are not just words."It's not new.He expects the city will have spent $1 billion by the end of the fiscal year.You need to join other organizations and do the right thing and stand with Ukraine," club member Stepan Brelinskyi said.Sewell said gun arrests are at a 27-year high.New York Road Runners released the following statement in response to the petition: "NYRR … continues to strongly condemn Russia's devastating and unjust invasion of Ukraine.He was the seventh person to be killed in the NYC transit system this year, and the second fatal subway stabbing in less than a week.

NYRR has not, and will not, allow or recognize any official representation or country affiliation of Russia or Belarus at any NYRR races, events or programs … However, NYRR will not discriminate against individual runners based on their nationality or country of birth.In:."This is unsustainable." The organization also shared that runners impacted by the war have received a full refund of their entry fee or their entry was deferred to the 2023 TCS New York City Marathon.In:.

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