In view of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the 50. The legendary new york marathon will not be held in the next edition.
The project planned for the 1. November planned major event – the largest marathon in the world with tens of thousands of participants – was canceled for this year, the organizers announced. "the cancellation of this year’s new york city marathon is incredibly disappointing for everyone involved, but it was clearly the course we needed to take from a health and safety standpoint," said michael capiraso, president of new york road runners, the event’s organizer.
Mayor bill de blasio welcomed the decision. It shows that the health of runners and spectators is paramount: "We are looking forward to the 50th running of the race. Running of the marathon in november 2021."since 1970, hundreds of thousands of people have run the new york marathon through the u.S. east coast metropolis. Last year, more than 53.000 participants cross the finish line after 42.195 kilometers.
the corona crisis hit new york, with its population of about eight million, particularly hard. In recent months, the city was one of the epicenters of the pandemic, but was able to significantly reduce the number of new infections and deaths and is now considered a success story in the U.S. in the fight against the virus. However, organizers were concerned that participants from other countries and states in the U.S. could cause the infection rate to rise again. The organizers said that registered runners now have until November 15 to register. if the participants were notified on july, the registration fees could also be refunded.