US Boston Marathon canceled for the first time New Coronavirus May 29 14:16

The traditional Boston Marathon, which is held annually in Boston, USA, has been canceled for the first time due to the spread of the new coronavirus.

The Boston Marathon was scheduled to be held in April in Boston, Massachusetts in the eastern United States, but was postponed on September 14 due to the spread of the new coronavirus.

However, the number of people who died of the infection in the state exceeded 6,600 people, and there were serious consequences, so it was decided to cancel the race where many people from all over the world gather.

This is the first time we have canceled the Boston Marathon.

There will be no races, but the organizers have decided to count this year's competition as the 124th and hold a related event instead.

To date, eight Japanese athletes have won the Boston Marathon, with Toshihiko Seko winning the races in 1981 and 1987, and Yuuki Kawauchi in 2018.