The New York Post reports:
The New York City Marathon — the world’s largest — has been canceled because of safety concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic, organizers announced Wednesday.
“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,” said Michael Capiraso, president and CEO of New York Road Runners.
The race — which hosts more than 50,000 runners from all over the world — had been set to celebrate its 50th anniversary in November.
The 2020 #TCSNYCMarathon, set to take place on Nov. 1, has been canceled due to coronavirus-related health and safety concerns. Registered runners will be contacted by July 15 regarding their cancellation resolution options, including a refund. Learn more: https://t.co/8TlWiekDss pic.twitter.com/mUnrcCayaz
— TCS New York City Marathon (@nycmarathon) June 24, 2020
BREAKING | The NYC Marathon has been canceled because of coronavirus. The race was scheduled for November 1 and was supposed to be the 50th running.https://t.co/ejb8bMO7XT
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) June 24, 2020