The Chicago Marathon 2020 has become the world’s most prestigious race. Recently, it has announced its cancellation of this year because of COVID-19. 3 of the 6 largest running events in the world held in the US fail to meet with athletes in 2020.
The Organizing Committee of the Chicago Marathon 2020 has formally made a statement not to organize this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The tournament is expected to take place on 11/10/2020 with the participation of about 45,000 people Chicago (USA). Registration fees can be refunded or reserved for the 2021-2022-2023 awards.
It is one of the six most prestigious long-distance running events in the world, belonging to the World Major Marathons, and is one of the three largest marathons held in the US, including the Boston Marathon and the New York City Marathon. Earlier, both tournaments were declared not organized in 2020 because of the disease.
Chicago Marathon is a favorite run of tens of thousands of athletes every year. On average, this tournament welcomes about 45,000 athletes each year. Last year, it set a record when 45,786 completed a run of 42.195km, of which citizens of all 50 states in the US and more than 100 other countries participated.
The second cancelation in history
This is the second time in the history of the Chicago Marathon not organized on schedule. In 1987, the Chicago Marathon could not be held as usual when the main sponsor Beatrice Foods withdrew. With limited funding, the organizers could only organize a marathon (21.0975km) for about 3,000 athletes at that time.
In 2007, the Chicago Marathon also encountered a significant problem. There more than 300 athletes were emergency because of heat shock when the temperature that year increased dramatically.
Brigid Kosgei (Kenya) set a new world women’s marathon record at the Chicago Marathon 2020
In 2019, the Chicago Marathon earned $ 338 million, making a significant contribution to the city budget. Last year, at the 42nd event, the Chicago Marathon recognized Lawrence Cherono and Brigid Kosgei (Kenya) in the male-female category.