The New York City Marathon has been cancelled. The biggest marathon in the world. Chicago seems to be the only fall marathon still hanging on to hope that it will run in some form.

The fastest marathon in the world over the past decade is now cancelled, which is of course Berlin.

More Diamond League meets have been cancelled.

A little bit of good news is that British Athletics has today announced that the Müller British Athletics Championships will take place on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th September, with events to be held behind closed doors at the Manchester Regional Arena.

The format and shape of the competition and guidelines that will be adhered to for competitors and those helping to stage the championship will be subject to the government guidelines in place and will be communicated in due course.

The championships will be broadcast live on Friday night on BBC2, 1830-2100 and Saturday, afternoon on BBC1, 1315-1630.

Joanna Coates, CEO of UK Athletics said:

“We are delighted to be able to offer our athletes an opportunity to compete and still become British Champions at the end of the summer in what has been the most unprecedented of circumstances for all sport.

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