2021 Tokyo Marathon postponed from March to October

Last Modified Friday, 9 October 2020 (18:03 IST)
Tokyo:The Marathon has been postponed from March 7 to 17, organizers announced here on Friday.
 
It was announced in a statement that the Tokyo Marathon, one of six World Marathon Majors along with Boston, Berlin, Chicago, New York and London, will have elite and mass races together in the original field size.
   
This year's race, which was originally expected to attract 38,000 runners, saw the cancelation of general public entries due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Around 200 elite runners and wheelchair racers took part in the competition held on March 1.
   
The statement added that registered runners for the 2020 are able to defer their entry to either next year's race or the 2022 edition.XINHUA NC