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Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Paris Marathon is the latest major race to be cancelled.
Like the London Marathon, it is a popular annual spring event that was rescheduled to the fall, however, will now be cancelled altogether. Paris was originally set to go for Sunday, April 5.
The rescheduled date was October 18, then postponed further to Nov. 15.
“Evidently, there will be great disappointment amongst those who have sacrificed time training for what had become an Autumn marathon. Everyone at the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris and the Paris Breakfast Run, from the organisational teams to the faithful event partners, share this disappointment, with so much work having been put in,” the organisers said in a release.
SHOESTRINGS: The NCAA cross-country season has been pretty much decimated, for example, the Big Ten Conference ended all fall sports. This cancellation will have implications for indoor and outdoor track seasons.
University of Michigan Coach Kevin Sullivan told Athletics Illustrated, “It’s way too early to even begin to guess what will happen with indoors and outdoors,” when asked about the potential impact going into 2021 and the two track seasons. “We will prepare through the fall on the assumption that we will have competitive opportunities in 2021.”
Several Rock ‘n’ Roll-branded marathons and half-marathon were cancelled this week.
Cancelled also are several Rock ‘n’ Roll-branded race events that take place throughout the world.
“After further discussion and internal evaluation regarding the future of Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon & ½ Marathon and the March 6-7, 2021 race date, we have come to the conclusion that we cannot viably operate the event in 2021. The event will now return on February 5-6, 2022.
All registered participants of the 2021 Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon & ½ Marathon will be receiving an email with further details.
In what has been a continually evolving and challenging time globally, we recognize that this will come as a disappointment. We look forward to providing our participants with an exceptional experience at a future Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series event.”
Also cancelled are the following Rock ‘n’ Roll associated events: San Jose Half Marathon, Washington D.C. Marathon and Half Marathon, Philadelphia Half Marathon, Denver Half Marathon, Clearwater Half Marathon, and San Francisco Marathon.