Tokyo Marathon organizers are weighing the possibility of rescheduling next year’s race to the fall, should the coronavirus seem likely to still be an obstacle by the usual date in March, sources close to the matter said Monday.
The organizers restricted this year’s event to elite competitors in response to the coronavirus pandemic but have indicated they are against excluding general entry runners for a second year in a row.
General entrants excluded from this year’s race, after initially being accepted via lottery, were given automatic entry to next year’s event, scheduled for March 7, or the 2022 event.
The Tokyo Marathon is one of the six World Marathon Majors. This year’s races in Boston, Berlin, Chicago and New York have all been canceled, while the London Marathon will feature only elite runners after being postponed from April to October.
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