Coronavirus Claims More Athletics Events

Athletics Weekly|March 12, 2020

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Coronavirus Claims More Athletics Events
COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on the Athletics Calendar of 2020.
Mark Shearman

Grave uncertainty surrounds the likelihood of the Tokyo Olympics and Virgin Money London Marathon taking place as the coronavirus outbreak showed little sign of abating this week.

Italy, the European nation hit worst by the illness, has cancelled all sporting events until at least April 4, including the Rome Marathon on March 29 being cancelled until 2021.

Further events cancelled or postponed as AW went to press included:

World Half-Marathon Championships on March 29 in Gdynia, Poland, has been moved to October with British Athletics likely to arrange a new trial to pick the team.


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March 12, 2020