China cancels Wuhan marathon amid outbreak of COVID-19
18:00, 24 October 2021
The Wuhan marathon has been canceled at the very last moment as part of the fight against COVID-19, the Chinese media reported.
Marathon with 26,000 participants had to be held on Sunday, but the Chinese authorities were worried about the new outbreaks of COVID-19 and decided to postpone the sporting event.
“Due to the recent local confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in many places in China, to prevent the spread of the epidemic and effectively protect the lives and health of the people, the organizing committee has decided that the 2021 Wuhan Marathon [which] was originally expected to be held on October 24, 2021, will be postponed until further notice,” the marathon organizers said.
The 2021 Wuhan Marathon, originally scheduled for October 24, has been postponed with a new date yet to be determined, after confirmed #COVID19 cases were reported in domestic cities in China. Registered runners are able to retain entry, and the registration fee will be refunded. https://t.co/4M77Xi7f3I