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26 January 2021, 2pm

Veteran races use reduced-field and symbolic events to avoid missing a year

Maintaining their run

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The Race Results Weekly portal looked at how marathons that have been held at least 35 times in the past managed during the coronavirus crisis.

Focusing only on those marathons that took place on a single day (some organisers spread their races over several days – in Richmond, USA, to 15), we find only 12 of them were “saved” after the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.

97th Košice Peace Marathon
Sunday 4 October, Košice, SVK
Runners at the finish line: 156 men, 23 women

74th Fukuoka International Marathon
Sunday 6 December, Fukuoka, JPN
Runners at the finish line: 67 men, no women
Note: only elite runners who were residents of Japan.

51st Hofu Marathon
Sunday 20 December, Hofu, JPN
Runners at the finish line: 311 men, 38 women

49th Space Coast Marathon
Sunday 29 November, Cocoa, FL, USA
Runners at the finish line: 536

45th Omaha Marathon
Sunday 20 September, Omaha, NE, USA
Runners at the finish line: 299

42nd Istanbul Marathon
Sunday 8 November, Istanbul, TUR
Runners at the finish line: 1475 + 15 elite

40th Maratón Valencia Trinidad Alfonso edp
Sunday 6 December, Valencia, ESP
Runners at the finish line: 87 men, 47 women
Note: 41 men and 20 women met the limit for the coming Tokyo Olympics.

40th Virgin Money London Marathon
Sunday 4 October, London, GBR
Runners at the finish line: 29 elite men,18 women
Note: Organizers further sold 45,000 bib numbers for a virtual marathon.

39th Galaxy Entertainment Macau International Marathon
Sunday 6 December, Macau, MAC
Runners at the finish line: 652 men, 89 women

38th Swiss Alpine Marathon
Sunday 26 July, Davos, SUI
Runners at the finish line: 307 men, 111 women

38th Wizz Air Sofia Marathon
Sunday 11 November, Sofia, BUL
Runners at the finish line: 314 men, 71 women

35th Venicemarathon
Sunday, 1 November, Venice, ITA
Runners at the finish line: 3
Note: Only a symbolic run; Eleonora Corradini, Gabriele Gallo and wheelchair racer Alberto Buccoliero.

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