Ricky Gervais: NY runners are 'doing marathon anyway'

British comedian Ricky Gervais said some New York Marathon runners are doing the event despite it being cancelled:

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In Central Park watching all the runners just doing the marathon anyway. Brilliant. Hope everyone who sponsored for charity still pays up.

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