London Marathon only for professionals and under strict conditions

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The traditional London Marathon will take place on October 4th this year only under strict Corona conditions and excluding spectators and amateur runners.

As the organizer announced, only the professional race for men, women and wheelchair athletes will be held on a closed circuit in London’s St. James Park. The result still applies to Olympic qualification.

The already registered amateur runners can still complete the 26.2 miles of the 40th edition of the classic “at home or anywhere in the world on a course of their choice” within 24 hours of October 4th, announced the organizers. The time can be recorded using an app. All participants should continue to receive their participant medal. In 2021 the race is scheduled to take place on October 3rd.

© dpa-infocom, dpa: 200806-99-71166 / 2

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