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World Athletics (WA) has decided to postpone the World Athletics Indoor Championships once again. WA wants for the safety of all athletes and officials to mitigate any potential risks due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We would like Nanjing to be the host of our World Athletics Indoor Championships given the extensive planning and preparation they have put into this event so have agreed they will stage the event one year after the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Belgrade in 2022,” the organisation said in a statement.

The event appears to be postponed to March 2023.

English National postponed

The English National Championships and the UK Inter-Counties cross-country events have officinally been cancelled for this winter due to the pandemic.

The National was due to be held at Parliament Hill in London on March 6. The English Cross Country Association (ECCA) announced the postponement.

The European Cross Country Championships was due to be held in Ireland and was also cancelled. The World Cross Country Championships in Australia for 2021 was also recently postponed.

The Marathon Project

Last week the Valencia Marathon and Half Marathon went off without a hitch. Several records were set amongst the four races. The showcase event was the stunning men’s half-marathon where the top-four all finished faster than the world record, topped by Kandi Kibiwott with a 57:32 performance.

Next up is The Marathon Project on Dec. 20 in Chandler, Arizona. It is going to be run on a fast closed-loop course. The Marathon Project event will be streamed live. The field is stacked full of fast North Americans including Sara Hall who ran a 2:22:01 in London this autumn and Cameron Levins of Canada, the national record holder and fourth-seeded athlete (2:09:25). The top American is Scott Fauble with his 2:09:09 best.

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