Boston Marathon: postponed

Posted by: MBR on Sat Apr 11th, 2020 5:24 am
Boston Marathon postponed until Sept. 14 amid coronavirus concerns Organizers of the Boston Marathon are postponing the event until Sept. 14 because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced Friday.The Boston Athletic Association, which oversees the marathon, had held off deciding the fate of the April 20 race even as other high-profile sporting events were canceled or postponed around the globe.https://www.espn.com/olympics/story/_/i ... s-concerns
Posted by: MBR on Fri Apr 17th, 2020 3:51 am
Officials tell Boston Marathon runners to stay home, wait for official September startThe Boston Marathon was supposed to be run on Monday, and officials hope anyone planning to run the course this weekend just stays home.https://www.centralmaine.com/2020/04/16 ... er-start/#
Posted by: MBR on Mon Apr 20th, 2020 8:33 am
Boston Marathon runners deal with emotions of postponed dreamsDetermined to complete journey in SeptemberEight months later, the circumstances have changed, but she’s still determined to make it happen.Chaves is one of about 30,000 runners whose dreams are put on hold today, which was supposed to be the date of the 124th Boston Marathon before it was postponed to Sept. 14 due to the coronavirus pandemic. And while that special day will eventually come, the emotions are real today for runners who were supposed to head to Hopkinton to run 26.2 miles to Boylston Street.Chaves has tried to keep herself in check, knowing many are going through difficult times due to the pandemic, but like many other runners, that doesn’t mean it’s not a hard pill to swallow.https://www.bostonherald.com/2020/04/20 ... oned-race/
Posted by: MBR on Tue Apr 21st, 2020 4:16 am
Wheeler talks about Boston MarathonThis is Patriot's Day and a normal year would have had an 11 am start for the Boston Red Sox and thousands of runners making their way from Hopkinton to Boston competing in the 124th Boston Marathon. Several people from this area were registered to run the event. Gabby and Curtis Wheeler were planning on running their first Boston. They were disappointed, but understood the decision.]Gabrielle Wheeler:" I think it was a good idea that they did cancel it because there's tens of thousands of people that do it and to have everybody there congregating during this viral outbreak would not have been a good thing so I am actually thankful they decided to cancel it."https://www.wagmtv.com/content/sports/W ... 99061.html
Posted by: MBR on Sun Apr 26th, 2020 4:40 am
AP Sports@AP_Sports Marathoner Patrick McAdie says running is his way of maintaining normalcy.McAdie, who was set to run the Boston Marathon originally scheduled on Monday, did a solo run along the route despite its cancellation.More AP Sports coverage: http://apnews.com/apf-sports
Posted by: MBR on Thu Oct 29th, 2020 4:50 am

2021 Boston Marathon will be postponed to at least fall because of COVID-19 concerns, BAA announced

Posted by: MBR on Fri Oct 30th, 2020 5:59 am