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Boston Marathon cancelled for first time

The Boston Marathon has been cancelled for the first time in its history due to the COVID-19 crisis. 

The race organizers stated that the race was not feasible this year due to the pandemic. The 42- kilometre race was originally scheduled to be held in April and then postponed until September.

Boston Marathon which is one of the six world Marathon majors, held annually since 1897, generally draws over 30,000 runners from all over the world.

The Tokyo Marathon went ahead on the first of March with elite runners only, London was postponed to the 4th of October and Berlin organizers said the race will not get ahead in September.

Meanwhile, The Chicago Marathon and New York City Marathon have not announced any changes to hold their events in October and November, respectively.

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