Image source: Beijing Marathon Organizing Committee.
Chinanews client, December 3, according to the official Weibo news of the Beijing Marathon, the 2020 Beijing Marathon has been cancelled.
The relevant announcement stated, “In order to effectively protect the health and safety of the majority of runners and citizens, and continue to do a good job in the prevention and control of the new crown pneumonia epidemic, the Beijing Marathon Organizing Committee has carefully studied and decided not to host the 2020 Beijing Marathon.”
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Beijing Marathon.
Public information shows that since its establishment in 1981, the annual Beijing Marathon has never been interrupted, so the cancellation of the race this year is also the first time in history.
"On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of North Malaysia, the organizing committee regrets making this difficult decision. Here, the organizing committee expresses its sincere gratitude to people from all walks of life, sponsors and runners who have always cared about and supported the Beijing Marathon for many years. "The North Horse Organizing Committee wrote in the announcement.
Although the offline event of the Beijing Marathon was cancelled this year, the official launch of the Beijing Marathon online event started on September 19 and ended on December 13.
Within these three months, runners participating in the online event series will have the opportunity to draw 5000 places for North Malaysia in 2021.
The official announcement about the cancellation of the event today did not mention online games.
Data map: The 2019 China Fortune Beijing Marathon kicked off at Tiananmen Square, and 30,000 long-distance running enthusiasts from all over the world participated.
Photo by China News Agency reporter Sheng Jiapeng
The Beijing Marathon started in 1981 and is held every year.
On April 7 this year, the Beijing Marathon was selected as the TOP100 event of the "2019 Most Influential Marathon Ranking List".