The Boston Marathon has been canceled for the first time in its 124-year history. The marathon was scheduled to take place on 14 April 2020, but was postponed until September due to the corona virus. Now this marathon has been canceled for the first time.
This marathon race is the most prestigious race of the United States. Since 1897, this marathon has been organized every year. Even in the midst of world wars, periods of domestic tension and snow and storms, this marathon never stopped, but this time due to corona virus, this marathon has to be canceled.
But experts say that during the continuation of the corono virus, there is a big risk in the whole country. Boston Athletic Association and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced that the traditional Marathon 2020 will not be held this year. Many North American sports were also planning to return to play the league.
BAA CEO Tom Grilak said, “As our employees, participants, volunteers, spectators, and supporters, we cannot bring everyone to the world in Boston in September. We bring Boston differently for the historic 124th Boston Marathon.” Are planning. “
In such a situation, the organizers intend to organize a virtual marathon instead of this marathon. The BAA CEO said, “We are very sad to announce the cancellation of the Boston Marathon.” But more than 100,000 people have died across the country. In such a situation how is there any possibility of being irresponsible by organizing any big level. ”
In the US, the Chicago Marathon will be held on October 11 and the New York Marathon on November 1 at the end of this year. No decision has been made about them yet.