Global EditionASIA 中文双语Français
Track and field
Home / Sports / Track and field

Paris Marathon postponed due to COVID-19

Xinhua | Updated: 2020-03-06 10:08
Athletes run on the Champs-Elysees Avenue and Concorde Square in Paris Marathon on April 8, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]

PARIS - The Paris Marathon, which was initially scheduled for April 5, has been postponed to October 18 due to the growing spread of coronavirus in the country, the organisers said on Thursday.

The decision followed the cancellation of Sunday's Paris Half Marathon for the same reason.

"In order to avoid a late cancellation that would penalise the participants, we have, in agreement with the Paris mayor's office, decided to postpone the Paris marathon to Oct. 18," Amaury Sports Organisation said in a statement.

The statement also announced that the half marathon will take place on September 6.

About 138 new cases have been reported in France since Wednesday, the biggest one-day jump in the country since the outbreak began, which brought the total to 423. And seven people have been killed by the deadly virus in the region.

The French government on Saturday has ordered to cancel all the "gatherings of more than 5,000 people in enclosed areas" as well as some external events.

Most Popular

Highlights

What's Hot
Top
BACK TO THE TOP
English
Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349
FOLLOW US