Marty Walsh

Boston Marathon Canceled for 1st Time in 124-Year History

Organizers said Thursday that they instead will have a “virtual event” in which participants who verify that they ran 26.2 miles on their own will receive their finisher’s medal. The race had originally been scheduled for April 20 before being postponed for five months because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Boston Marathon Postponed Until Sept. 14 Amid Virus Concerns

BOSTON (AP) — Organizers of the Boston Marathon, the planet’s most celebrated footrace, are postponing the event until Sept. 14 because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced Friday.

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