Sport Boston Marathon finally canceled due to corona virus
Spain extends state of emergency by around one month
© Andres BALLESTEROS Spain wants to extend the state of emergency imposed by the corona pandemic by around one month. Spain wants to extend the state of emergency due to the corona pandemic by around a month. The state of emergency will continue "about a month" until the gradual relaxation of the corona restrictions has ended, Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez announced on Saturday in a television speech. According to him, this is the last time the state of emergency has been imposed.
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.
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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