This is the second time in less than 10 years. The New York Marathon, originally scheduled for November 1, was canceled Wednesday due to the coronavirus pandemic, announced the New York Road Runners association, which is organizing the event.
This is the second time that the world’s most popular cross-country race has been canceled, after the 2012 break after Hurricane Sandy.
According to New York Times, even if the contamination figures are in decline in New York, a city marked by the epidemic in the United States, the organizers and the authorities preferred to avoid a gathering of more than 50,000 participants (not counting the spectators), at a moment, the fall, when a second wave could strike. A big blow for all those who had already booked their bib and their trip many months in advance, as is usual with this kind of event.