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02 September 2020, 10am

Organisers ‘considering a range of forms’

Next Tokyo Marathon for autumn 2021?

by Brett Larner

Tokyo Marathon
Sun 7 March 2021


An involved source has said that the Tokyo Marathon organisers are considering a contingency plan to hold next year’s race in the autumn of 2021 if the coronavirus crisis makes it impossible to hold the event on its scheduled date of 7 March.

The organisers hope to make a final decision in October based on their assessment of likely future conditions. The Tokyo Marathon Foundation has already stated that it does not plan to hold another elite-only race and does intend to go forward with a mass-participation race.

Only elite athletes were allowed to run the 2020 Tokyo Marathon, with mass-participation entrants given the option of shifting their entries to either 2021 or 2022.

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