"It'll be kind of like those makeshift tents you played in when you were a kid," said a spokesman who asked not to be identified. "We'll cobble together something out of picnic blankets and stuff. A few clothespins here and there should keep it in place in case the wind picks up."
Some disgruntled runners were not satisifed by the proposed fix. "In New York City, they not only covered the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge for a race but also tarped the entire race course," said one runner, who reported that he completes "at least" three marathons a week.