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Dublin Marathon organisers are expecting that the event will go ahead in October.

Organisers have set a deadline of June 25 to decide on whether the race will go and will make a decision at that time. The race will go ahead if the vaccination rates continue.

Müller Games to be moved

An agreement has been reached between LLDC and UK Athletics for the Müller Anniversary Games to be moved away from the London Stadium in 2021.

A spokesperson for LLDC commented: “This event is an important part of London Stadium’s summer schedule and will remain so in future years. However, because of the repercussions of the Covid pandemic on other events at the stadium, in particular the usual concert program, it was important to reach an agreement with UK Athletics to remove the need to reconfigure the Stadium for one event. We are grateful that UK Athletics have agreed to a revised proposal that covers the costs of relocation and disruption to their plans.”

Joanna Coates, Chief Executive of UK Athletics added: “Our priority has been to stage the event at the London Stadium. Unfortunately, that has proven impossible. As a result, we have agreed to a settlement that allows us to mitigate losses and invest significant resource into the sport to help our athletes succeed. We will now be putting on a world-class event at another UK stadium and will be announcing further details in the near future.”

New date for Eldoret City Marathon

Organisers of the Eldoret City Marathon have confirmed that foreign athletes have registered for the annual race set for June 6.

The race, which had initially been scheduled for April 11. It has now been moved forward after President Uhuru Kenyatta suspended all sporting events in the country in a measure aimed at containing the spread of Covid-19.

On Thursday, race director Moses Tanui confirmed seven foreigners had registered for the race before the suspension. They will battle it out with 148 Kenyans from 30 counties.