New York Marathon returns after 2020 cancellation

Track & Field May 18, 2021

New York Marathon returns after 2020 cancellation

A limited field of 33,000 runners will return to the starting line for the 50th running of the New York City Marathon in November after it was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The annual event that draws thousands of cheering fans to ...

Marathon runners sweating over future of 2021 races

Track & Field Apr 18, 2021

Marathon runners sweating over future of 2021 races

by Hannah Elliott

Steven Rojas was ready. He had already started the program of long runs, track workouts, and tempo efforts prescribed by Brooklyn Track Club in anticipation of running the 2020 New York Marathon. Then the novel coronavirus hit. Organizers cancelled the 26.2-mile (42.1-kilometer) race that famously ...

World Athletics approves Sapporo course for Tokyo Olympics

Summer Olympics Dec 12, 2020

World Athletics approves Sapporo course for Tokyo Olympics

Sapporo's Olympic marathon course has been approved by World Athletics and a test event has been scheduled for May, organizers for the postponed Tokyo Games announced Friday after meeting with officials from the city and Hokkaido. The Olympic marathon and race walking events were shifted ...

Tokyo Marathon may exclude general runners again due to pandemic

Track & Field Aug 28, 2020

Tokyo Marathon may exclude general runners again due to pandemic

Organizers of the Tokyo Marathon are considering excluding runners from the general public for a second consecutive year over coronavirus concerns, Jiji Press learned Thursday. Next year's Tokyo Marathon, scheduled for March 7, may accept elite athletes only. The Tokyo Marathon Foundation will make a ...