From a New York Times news article reporting on the impending departure of Michael Capiraso, the chief executive of the New York Road Runners, which puts on the New York Marathon, "amid complaints from current and former employees who questioned the organization's commitment to diversity, social justice and gender equality":
Janet Cupo, 65, worked for 30 years registering people for races before leaving the Road Runners in 2015. She said Capiraso's move to automate registration online, where credit cards are required, served to exclude low-income runners, some of whom were minorities. When she suggested a change in the policy, she said, her ideas were rejected.
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