The London Marathon 2020, one of the six most prestigious marathons in the world, continues to try to lengthen its decision to organize this year for the COVID-19 pandemic.
As planned, on July 27, 2020, the organizer of the London Marathon issued a notice on whether or not the organization of this year’s tournament, based on the situation that the COVID-19 pandemic is still showing signs of cooling off on around the world.
Currently, the future of the London Marathon 2020 is still a question mark. More than tens of thousands of athletes are still waiting for the final result. It is unknown whether the tournament will be held on October 4, 2020.
Earlier, the organizer announced to postpone the race from April 26 to October 4, 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic. However, the complicated movements of the pandemic made this year still not sure whether to be organized or not. Final announcement of London Marathon 2020 will be made in the beginning of August.
The London Marathon 2020 is scheduled for April 26 but has to be postponed until October 4 because of COVID-19. In addition to this year’s tournament is on the verge of no organization, experts are concerned that even next year’s tournament will be difficult to be held in April each year as traditional. According to the Telegraph Sport, it is likely that the London Marathon will not be held before October this year.
The ability to organize the race on schedule
This year is more special with the UK’s largest run when it celebrates 40 years. However, the pandemic is affecting the ability to organize on schedule with the London Marathon.
The London Marathon is currently the only race among the World Major Marathons. It is has yet to decide whether to organize or not. Meanwhile, the other ssuch as Boston, Berlin, Chicago, and New York City, announced the cancellation.
Previously, on March 1, 2020, the Tokyo Marathon was still held. However, only for about 300 professional athletes participated in it. The race canceled about 38,000 runners’ registration.