Lansing Marathon’s demise driven by debt, eroding support

By Jazzy Teen
Listen Up, Lansing

LANSING — On Feb. 13, race director Dr. Owen Anderson announced the cancellation of what would have been the fourth annual Lansing Marathon and sponsored events. While Anderson called off the event without force from the public or city government, there is serious doubt the race would have continued due to the dropped support from the outside community and immense debt owed by the Lansing Marathon. When various media outlets and even Anderson himself claimed different challenges that were responsible for the termination, many details were left unmentioned, especially the financial baggage. “After seeing everything that has happened, I’ve decided to just tell you the whole truth,” Anderson said.

MSU Graduate Student Experiences Boston Marathon Firsthand

The whole country was on high alert when two explosions rocked the Boston Marathon. Details have emerged pitting brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as the suspects behind the bombs planted near the race’s finish line. The case has been quickly unwinding, as Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed in shootout with police and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is in custody with charges filed against him. The whole incident hasn’t been unwinding so quickly, however, for Michigan State University Human Resources and Labor Relations graduate student Cody Harlacher, who was a participant in the marathon. “I actually kind of shut down completely,” Harlacher said.