The Boston marathon was canceled for the first time in 124 years

Boston authorities have decided to cancel the annual Boston marathon, which is held continuously for 124 years. Instead, he will host a series of competitions in an online format. About it on may 28, said on the website of the marathon.

The marathon was scheduled for April 20, but due to the pandemic coronavirus mayor Martin Walsh postponed the event on September 14. Now, however, the organizers has decided to hold the event in the online format. All registered participants will return the Deposit.

In early September, will hold a series of virtual events associated with the marathon. The participants in the virtual race will have to overcome 42 kilometres in six hours and provide proof of the results to the organizers.

Cancel the Boston marathon takes place for the first time in its 124-year history. Since 1897 on the third Monday of April held a race for 42 195 km the marathon is one of the most prestigious in the world.

Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in late 2019 in China. March 11, 2020, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

On the morning of 29 may worldwide coronavirus has infected 5 810 331 people. Victims COVID-19 360 332 people, recovered 2 416 528.

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