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Hugh Brasher the director of the Virgin London Marathon doesn’t seem as confident that the event will take place on the rescheduled date.
The late April event was postponed to Sunday, October 4th however, that date is now in doubt.
Brasher penned an open letter to participants of the 40th edition of the largest sports fundraising event in the world.
Although there is now some doubt about Oct. 4, he did say, “There are so many scenarios and, in reality, nothing is off the table.”
The London Marathon had 42,549 finishers and raised 66.4 million pounds last year alone.
Any decision that a major marathon makes regarding the autumn of 2020 will affect the other marathons also scheduled at that time like Toronto, Berlin and perhaps New York.
Many authorities are suggesting that there should be no mass gatherings until a vaccine is in place. It is predicted that it will be summer or near summer of 2021 before a vaccine is available to the public.
To date, there have been 5,631,831 Coronavirus positive tests. So far, 348,965 people have died from it, whereas 2,399,258 have reportedly recovered, according to Worldometer.info.