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The International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) cancelled the 2020 50 kilometre World Championships due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The event was to be hosted in Aqaba, a Jordanian port city, on Nov. 27, 2020.

The IAU statement read that “the health and well-being of our athletes, officials and spectators” was its priority.

“Following the development of the coronavirus situation in Jordan and across the region, it is with regret that we have to inform you of the cancellation of the 2020 IAU 50 km World Championships that was planned for 27th November in Aqaba, Jordan.”

Global Coronavirus Cases: 21,922,649
Deaths: 774,926
Recovered: 14,644,028

Jordan Coronavirus Cases: 1,398
Deaths: 11
Recovered: 1,241