Due to Corona: Berlin-Marathon canceled

The Berlin-fall Marathon for this year's final the corona of a crisis for the victim. After the last displacement of the for the 27. September scheduled road r

Due to Corona: Berlin-Marathon canceled

The Berlin-fall Marathon for this year's final the corona of a crisis for the victim. After the last displacement of the for the 27. September scheduled road run was discussed, followed on Wednesday by the organizers, the cancellation for the year 2020. The development of a hygiene concept and countless discussions with authorities and experts have shown that the Berlin Marathon was not carried out under the current requirements this year, it said in a press release of the organizer. On the morning of the Ironman in Frankfurt had been cancelled.

"Already alone because of the weather conditions and the shorter it is very difficult days in the Berlin Marathon, with its various competitions and event formats compete this year," said Jürgen Jock, CEO of the organiser, SCC Events: "Add to this the uncertainty of what requirements will apply at a later date. The question of whether athletes are able to travel until then, again, internationally, we can't answer that now.“

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The city of Berlin had prohibited the end of April, events with more than 5000 participants, since the originally planned date of 27 already was. September is no longer tenable. Now the shift in plans from the table.

Also on Wednesday, the Corona caused a pandemic, also for the cancellation of the tradition-rich New York marathon. The for the 1. Scheduled for November, running with a target in Manhattan is one of the events in Berlin, Tokyo, Chicago, Boston and London to the Elite series "World Marathon Majors".

Updated Date: 24 June 2020, 12:19

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