Covid 19: Berlin Marathon Canceled

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Covid 19: Berlin Marathon Canceled

By Sampson Adedeji

The Berlin Marathon, one of the world’s big six races, will not take place this year because of the Covid-19 pandemic, organisers said on Wednesday.

The race was originally scheduled for September 26-27 but organisers had already said it could not go ahead then because of Germany’s ban on public gatherings of more than 5,000 people until October 24.

The event is one of a group of leading marathons that also includes Tokyo, Boston, London, Chicago and New York. To date, 11 world records have been set over the streets of the German capital.

Participants will be offered a choice of repayment of the entry fee or a place in next year’s event.

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