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Sport Runners react to the Paris marathon being postponed for the second time

14:52  07 july  2020
14:52  07 july  2020 Source:   runnersworld.co.uk

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a large crowd of people: Following on from the half marathon, another big race in the French capital is stopped due to COVID-19 © Getty Images Following on from the half marathon, another big race in the French capital is stopped due to COVID-19
  • The Paris Marathon, originally due to take place on Sunday 5 April, has been moved for the second time due to COVID-19 concerns.
  • The race will now take place on Sunday 15 November.

The Paris Marathon was meant to take place on Sunday 5 April. with an estimated 65,000 runners taking to the streets of Paris. At the beginning of March, the marathon was pushed back to 18 October, but due to the ongoing pandemic, on Monday, the race was moved back again.

In a statement, race organisers said, 'In order to organize the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris in the best conditions possible, we have decided, in consultation with the City of Paris and the Paris Police Department, to postpone the date of the race.

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The Paris Marathon is the 3rd big marathon today to announce a cancellation or postponement (see this post Contact the airline and let them know that your marathon has just been postponed due to the Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around

Paris marathon postponed due to the spread of the Coronavirus in France. Another big race in the UPDATE: ASO announce the postponement of the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris to the The race was meant to take place on Sunday April 5th with an estimated 65,000 runners taking to

'The new date set for the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris is Sunday, 15 November 2020. The Paris Breakfast Run will be held on Saturday 14 November. We will, of course, be monitoring the situation as it develops and will be carefully respecting the directives of the health authorities and state services with whom we are cooperating closely.'

Runners who are unable or unwilling to take part in the November race have 15 days to contact the race organisers. They will receive a race credit which can be used against any other A.S.O event before 31 December 2021. If the credit has not been used in full by this date, runners will receive a full refund for the remaining balance.

Runners have been reacting to the news on social media:

This follows the cancellation of the Boston Marathon, the Berlin Marathon and the New York City Marathon, all scheduled for the autumn. At the time of writing, the London Marathon is still due to go ahead on Sunday 4 October.

Chicago Marathon becomes latest to cancel due to pandemic .
The race is the final of the American majors to announce its plans. The Chicago Marathon, scheduled for October 11, officially canceled this year’s event because of COVID-19.The event typically brings in 45,000 runners to the streets of the Windy City. Registered runners for 2020 race can either get a refund or can defer their place and entry fee to the Chicago Marathon in 2021, 2022, or 2023. Organisers are also working on a virtual version of the race.The Chicago Marathon, which was to be held on October 11, today became the latest race to cancel in response to COVID-19.

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