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US News Covid-19: the Boulogne-Billancourt half-marathon canceled

01:05  27 september  2020
01:05  27 september  2020 Source:   leparisien.fr

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The Boulogne - Billancourt Half Marathon (French: Semi-marathon de Boulogne - Billancourt ) is an annual road running event over the half marathon distance which takes place in November in Boulogne - Billancourt , France.

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Boulogne. Le marathon, qui attirait environ 8 000 personnes, chaque année, est annulé pour cette année. © Bahi, city of Boulogne-Billanco Boulogne. The marathon, which attracted around 8,000 people each year, is canceled for this year.

He announced it on Friday evening as new restrictions to combat the spread of the virus were expected. After believing he could maintain it, the mayor (LR) of Boulogne-Billancourt decided to cancel the 23 rd edition of the half-marathon which was to be held on November 21.

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“We were still the only ones to maintain it. I held on but here I stop. It seemed too complicated to organize, ”explains Pierre-Christophe Baguet. The event usually attracts in the 8,000 attendees.

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In fact, the event could still take place. The decree taken by the prefect of Hauts-de-Seine on Friday, in line with ministerial directives, and prohibiting events bringing together more than 1,000 people, runs until October 9 inclusive. But the uncertainty was too great for the organization, in such a short time.

Other cancellations in cascade

The city of Paris had not waited for these new measures to cancel its maratho n, which had already been postponed twice. Just like the great Paris-Versailles autumn race canceled by the organizers and which attracts no less than 25,000 participants each year. At the beginning of September and in the uncertainty of the health crisis, the city of Antony had also decided to cancel its half-marathon, which was to be held on October 4.

Sport is not the only area affected. Many other cultural events, such as the Bagneux harvest festival which was to take place this weekend, could not be held.

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