Dallas Marathon canceled due to winter storm

AP News
Posted: Dec 06, 2013 2:03 PM
Dallas Marathon canceled due to winter storm

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Marathon has been canceled due to a major winter storm that has dumped snow and freezing rain on North Texas.

Marathon organizers announced the cancellation of Sunday's race in a Friday afternoon press release. Organizers said they made the decision not to go forward with the marathon after consulting with Dallas police and city officials.

The Dallas Marathon was expected to draw about 25,000 runners, many of whom were still trying to get to North Texas or had given up due to the weather. The storm forced the cancellation of about 1,000 flights at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

Schools across North Texas canceled classes and many businesses were closed Friday due to the storm, which made some roads impassable and knocked out power for 250,000 customers.