ICYMI: 2020 Boston Marathon Canceled
For the first time in its 124 year history, the annual Boston Marathon has been canceled until next April.
It was originally scheduled for April 20th, before it was moved to September 14th due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now, race organizers have canceled it because as Boston mayor Marty Walsh said:
“The traditional one-day running of the 124th Boston Marathon is not feasible this year for public health reasons. There is no way to hold this unusual race format without bringing large numbers of people into close proximity. While our goal and hope was to make progress and contain the virus and recover our economy, this kind of event would not be responsible or realistic on Sept. 14 or anytime this year,”
This year's event will be run virtually in September, according to the Boston Athletic Association.