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Coronaviruses cancel major marathons in New York and Berlin

marathon runners must look far for two of the season is usually most important races in the calendar.

on Wednesday, the organizers of both the New York City Marathon and the Berlin Marathon decided to cancel the 2020 editions of the races because of coronaviruses.

Both races are a part of the prestigious series of the World Marathon Majors, which annually counts six marathons. Last year completed 53.640 runners, the 42.195 metres in the New York city streets, while 44.064 runners participated in the Berlin.

the Decision to cancel the race in New York is taken by the organiser The New York Road Runners (NYRR) and borgmesteradministrationen in New York.

- It is a big disappointment for all involved, that we will have to cancel this year's New York City Marathon, but it is obvious that we will need to cancel from a health and security perspective, says NYRR director Michael Capiraso, according to Reuters.

the Former had the organizers of the marathon in Berlin announced that the race would not be held on its original dates in september, but the first Wednesday is finally cancelled.

Every day there has been new developments, which brings us in a new situation with new demands and new decisions. We have been patient in their efforts to settled the race in the right circumstances, but after careful consideration and discussions, we come not to find a new date in the year, sounds from the organizer.

Former Boston canceled the 2020 edition, after in the first place to have moved the race from april to september.

It is still uncertain whether the last u.s. race of the race series World Marathon Majors, the Chicago Marathon, can be run as planned in October.

There is still hope to run the London Marathon, which has been moved from the 26. april to 4. October.

the Tokyo Marathon was held 1. march, but only elite runners were allowed to participate.

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