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Thu May 28, 2020, 05:06 PM

Boston Marathon is canceled


2020 Boston Marathon canceled, will be held virtually
The marathon — which had already been postponed from April to Sept. 14 due to coronavirus — will be held as a virtual event, the BAA said.

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh said Thursday that the Boston Marathon will not go forward this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Walsh said that organizers of the iconic race, which brings athletes to the city from all over the world, have determined that the event, already pushed back to September from April, was “not feasible” this year.

“The Boston Athletic Association, with our input and support, has determined that the traditional one-day running of the 124th Boston Marathon is not feasible this year for public health reasons,” Walsh said at a briefing outside City Hall. “There’s no way to hold this usual race format without bringing large numbers of people into close proximity. And while our goal and hope was to make progress in containing the virus and recovering our economy, this kind of event would not be responsible or realistic on Sept. 14 or anytime this year."

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