• Kyodo

  • SHARE

In a move to limit athletes’ exposure to severe heat, the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic marathon will start at 6:30 a.m., half an hour earlier than originally planned, sources revealed Monday.

The International Paralympic Committee had initially approved a 7 a.m. start, but a working group set up to re-examine issues related to the heat determined temperatures could be high enough to warrant concern for the health of athletes.

Unable to view this article?

This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.

Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.

If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.

We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.

SUBSCRIBE NOW