NEW YORK (UNITED STATES) – The largest New York City marathon has been canceled due to the coronavirus.
This year would have been its fiftieth edition .
The marathon attracts around 50,000 runners, 10,000 volunteers and one million fans every year along the city streets.
The New York City Marathon is an annual 42 195-meter run that runs through the five major boroughs of New York City.
It is the most participated marathon in the world , with its 43 545 athletes reaching the finish line in 2009.
It is one of the most important races in the United States of America and is part of the World Marathon Majors.
Coronavirus. No New York marathon but let's find out who the organizers of the event are.
The race is organized by the NYRR (New York Road Runners) and has been running every year since 1970.
The event is held every first Sunday of November and attracts both professional and amateur athletes from all over the world.
As far as the latter are concerned, due to the great popularity of the event, participation is limited to only a part of the 100,000 requests received annually.
The choice of participants takes place through a lottery, but still favoring athletes who have already participated or those in possession of an excellent qualifying time.
According to the organizers, an estimated 700,000 people took part in the 40 editions of the New York Marathon (sources Ansa and Wikipedia ).
Source: Blitz Quotidiano