Boston Marathon canceled for first time in 124-year history

Track & Field May 29, 2020

Boston Marathon canceled for first time in 124-year history

Organizers canceled the Boston Marathon on Thursday for the first time in its history, bowing to the social distancing requirements of the coronavirus outbreak and ending a 124-year run that had persisted through two World Wars, a volcanic eruption and even another pandemic. The race, ...

Sapporo to remain as Olympic venue for marathons, race walks

Olympics Apr 3, 2020

Sapporo to remain as Olympic venue for marathons, race walks

Kit McConnell, the International Olympic Committee's sports director, said Thursday he anticipates the marathon and race walking events will remain in Sapporo next year for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which have been postponed until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking on a conference call, ...

Chinese netizens criticize holding Tokyo Marathon amid virus outbreak

National Mar 2, 2020

Chinese netizens criticize holding Tokyo Marathon amid virus outbreak

Some Chinese internet users expressed disbelief and criticism over Sunday's Tokyo Marathon, calling the decision to hold the event despite the coronavirus outbreak a "death wish." As daily infection numbers in China continue to drop following unprecedented containment measures, there is a growing expectation among ...