Boston Marathon canceled, after being postponed until September

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The NFL is proceeding for now with a regular season schedule that opens the second weekend in September.

Other big sporting events aren’t following the same optimistic plan.

According to Talya Minsberg of the New York Times, the Boston Marathon was canceled Thursday, after initially being pushed back from its April 20 date to Sept. 14.

That’s the Monday after the Patriots open their regular season at home against the Dolphins.

It’s the first cancellation in the 124-year history of the race, which has been held every year since 1897. So multiple world wars weren’t been enough to cancel it, but the COVID-19 pandemic was.

The race features 30,000 runners, and hundreds of thousands of spectators which line the streets of Boston.

7 responses to “Boston Marathon canceled, after being postponed until September

  1. Good call. Doctors and scientists still do not have a handle on this virus. There’s bound to be a second wave,and Massachusetts has had one of the highest case counts in the country.

  2. People do not understand an event like this literally takes over a year to plan. The logistics are a nightmare when forced to postpone. Dave McGillviray has been overseeing it for decades. He ran across the country for the Jimmy Fund (children’s cancer). Ran Boston himself just 6 months after he had open heart surgery. Believe me, if there was a way to make this happen McGillivray would have done it.

  3. bradygirl12 says:
    May 28, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    Good call. Doctors and scientists still do not have a handle on this virus. There’s bound to be a second wave,and Massachusetts has had one of the highest case counts in the country.
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    “There’s bound to be a second wave…” is a opinion made without expertise or insight and contradicted by the reality that has been the successful openings of Georgia and Florida.

    There is “bound to be a [destruction of the economy]” should everything not be completely open is most definitely true and it does not take a special expertise to realize that.

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