Boston Marathon Canceled For First Time in its 124-Year History Due to COVID-19

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(CBS NEWS) – The Boston Marathon has been canceled for the first time in its 124-year history due to the coronavirus pandemic, Mayor Marty Walsh and race organizers announced Thursday.

The annual race will now be held virtually in September.

“There’s no way to hold this usual race format without bringing large numbers of people into close proximity,” Walsh said during a Thursday press conference, according to CBS Boston. “And while our goal and our hope was to make progress and contain the virus in recovering our economy, this kind of event would not be responsible or realistic on September 14, or any time this year.”

In March, the famed marathon was postponed from April 20 to September 14. But the race will now occur solely as a virtual event, the marathon’s organizer, the Boston Athletic Association (BAA), said in a press release.

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