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Boston Marathon canceled for first time over coronavirus concerns, to be held virtually


(WTNH) — According to the Associated Press, the 2020 Boston Marathon has officially been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The race was initially postponed from April to September 14th amid health concerns. This will be the first time in its 124 year history its in-person race has been canceled.

The announcement was made after the city’s Mayor Martin Walsh canceled the marathon “as a mass participation road running event due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

It will be held virtually this year, the marathon association says. They will be “bringing Boston to the world with a week of virtual activities” throughout the second week of September.

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