Ukrainian runners want to ban Russians from New York City Marathon

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A group of Ukrainian runners are making moves to ban Russians and Belarusians from taking part in the New York City Marathon. “It started all from the Boston Marathon. In April we did a similar petition,” said Anna Shpook, 39, a member of Ukrainian Running Club NY. “I think it just would be unfair to give someone access while Ukrainians no longer have that.” A Boston man helped the group’s pitch gain momentum. “He wrote the petition, we supported it. I think within a week or ten days it reached 1,600 and they reacted and they did prevent Russian and Belarusian runners from participating,” said…

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