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 ...

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 ...