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It was a strange cold Sunday morning and the Staten Island -- terms of few dozen runners begin to show one.
Then -- And then mark.
More than a thousand.
And -- This is one of the most wonderful thing they've ever seen in my life this guy getting choked up -- just looking at that.
New York City Marathon is dressed in Orange jerseys and sneakers ready to run a race that was canceled.
Or so -- Some of the greatest fans realize he -- And a much better way.
With all this energy and so -- -- and seven -- New Yorkers took to FaceBook.
To start their own race runners willing to carry their fair share of victims of hurricane -- on -- nine.
Some -- double jogging strollers.
Holding signs and the -- my.
I believe my father my sister in law and another.
Paper towels toilet paper battery.
Rationalize cleaning supplies.
-- anything and everything we could put together and others that.
Doing our best to remember what we think things -- And just like that the race was on onboard very.
Over the water past the statue of liberty arriving on storm ravaged Staten Island unsealed.
And they some.
Be aware that with the devastation and damage that you're about to wander into.
Is it done and.
It's it's pretty extraordinary.
Bags -- seems random different locations of the fourteen miles round trip to the hardest hit areas on the island.
Up and down the -- in -- and through debris.
This is where we met Daniel well a 78 year old biochemist from the upper resign a thirty year veteran marathon runners on -- From there have been reported from.
Going from -- Haven't flown to annual Woodland -- -- -- our request for your.
-- and -- port through my.
On this particular Ron Daniels meant to -- to be a 41 year old left and from running his first -- Haven't had to keep enough of and flood and -- Together both men -- more than five miles until they arrived -- -- you Wagner high school.
A shelter for hundreds of victims of hurricane season.
This would be -- finish line Daniel took out his favorite box of cereal.
Danica followed -- with more food and calling us.
I looked around and irreverent and hand it to -- home just -- -- demand that you can't hear you very aggressive about Bloomberg.
She came up and -- had tears.
-- -- -- -- things we.
It's going to be all right.
Other runner stops on mill road and area destroyed 515 foot storm surge.
Runners dropped off their supplies.
Others helped clean homes and streets well.
Coming out here certainly -- found out there every -- in the city anyway and people who need health Eddie Perez lost everything.
From my record wouldn't normally but we're moving on from -- from.
That's medical but he appreciates the help people going five.
Then boom and hot coffee that felt you know politicians handle for the runners in the end there was no finish line.
No applause from crowd.
Just a sincere thank you.
What I think everybody felt like there.
And -- -- at the first time marathon runner it's a race he'll never forget.
One of us.
Would've rather run -- race and -- In New York Brian -- Fox News --