• Kyodo


Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have decided to move up the start time of the men’s and women’s marathons from 7 a.m. to 6 a.m. over concerns of extreme heat, a source said Monday.

A 5:30 a.m. start had also been proposed, but was rejected due to the difficulties spectators would have getting to the marathon route in time and the negative effect it would have on television broadcasts.

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