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NYC Marathon canceled over virus

ESPN | 25/06/2020 01:45 PM | Click to read full article

The New York City Marathon was canceled Wednesday because of the coronavirus pandemic, with organizers and city officials deciding that holding the race on Nov. 1 would be too risky. Organizers announced the cancellation of the 50th anniversary edition of the world's largest marathon after coordinating with the mayor's office and deciding that the race posed too many health and safety concerns for runners, volunteers, spectators and others.

The 2021 New York City Marathon is scheduled for Nov. 7.