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Sport Boston Marathon finally canceled due to corona virus

23:40  28 may  2020
23:40  28 may  2020 Source:   pressfrom.com

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For the first time in its history, the Boston Marathon has to be canceled. According to the organizers, a “virtual event” is to take place instead.

Der Boston-Marathon zog in den vergangenen Jahren jeweils mehr als 30.000 Teilnehmer und 500.000 Zuschauer an. © Photo: Winslow Townson / FR170221 AP / dpa The Boston Marathon has attracted more than 30,000 participants and 500,000 spectators in recent years.

All participants who are proven to have run 42.195 kilometers on their own should receive a finisher medal. The 124th edition of the traditional race was originally scheduled to start on April 20, but was initially postponed to September 14 due to the corona pandemic.

The first run in Boston took place for the first time in 1897. The race is one of six World Marathon Majors and has attracted more than 30,000 participants and 500,000 spectators in recent years. The pandemic has hit the US hardest worldwide. The Boston Marathon 2021 is now scheduled for April 19.

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