• Kyodo


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.

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