The 2020 New York City Marathon, originally set to take place in November, has been canceled, organizers said on Wednesday.
The New York Road Runners (NYRR) cited “coronavirus-related health and safety concerns” in its announcement.
“Canceling this year’s TCS New York City Marathon is incredibly disappointing for everyone involved, but it was clearly the course we needed to follow from a health and safety perspective,” Michael Capiraso, NYRR president and CEO, said in a press release.
The organization said that it made the decision in partnership with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s (D) office.
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