Beijing News (Reporter Xu Bangyin) On the afternoon of October 9th, the Tokyo Marathon Organizing Committee announced through the official website that the 2021 Tokyo Marathon will be held on October 17th (Sunday). Next year’s race will maintain the traditional scale. There will be competitions between the elite group and the general group. The details of the competition will be announced in December this year.
Affected by the new crown pneumonia epidemic, this year's global marathon events have generally been postponed or cancelled. As the first marathon grand slam event to be affected by the epidemic, the 2020 Tokyo Marathon will only hold the elite group race in March, and the big hit will be 2 hours 05 He won the first place in Japan in minutes and 29 seconds, and at the same time raised his national record in Japan by 21 seconds.
As of now, among the six global grand slam events in 2020, only the Tokyo Marathon and the London Marathon have held elite group competitions, and the four grand slams of New York, Chicago, Boston, and Berlin have been cancelled.
The convention of the Tokyo Marathon is to be held in March every year. Taking into account the uncertainty brought about by the epidemic, the Tokyo Marathon Organizing Committee has been discussing matters related to the 2021 event. After negotiation between all parties, it has finally decided to postpone next year’s event to the fall. , And set the file on October 17, 2021.
However, in order to continue the tradition of this race, the Tokyo Marathon Organizing Committee plans to hold related activities such as global online races and local Tokyo running activities in early March 2021. The activity plan will also be announced at the end of this year.
The organizing committee also released the relevant timetable for the Tokyo Marathon in 2021. Mass runners who have not been able to participate in the 2020 event due to the epidemic can choose to extend their quota to 2021 or 2022. In January 2021, the organizing committee will notify the public of runners by email so that the runners can decide their own entry date.
编辑 韩双明 校对 吴兴发
编辑 韩双明 校对 吴兴发