The Boston Marathon has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 epidemic. For the first time in the history of the last 124 years of the marathon, it is being cancelled. The Boston Athletic Association (BAA) has shared this information.
The BAA said in a statement that instead it will be a virtual event and all participants will receive a finisher's medal if they can prove that they have covered a distance of 42 km within six hours at any time between September 7-14. This marathon was to be held on April 20 before this, but it was postponed till September 14. It will no longer be held in September. The BAA has also said that all the participants will be refunded their full fees.
The deadly coronavirus spread from Wuhan of China is constantly making people a victim. So far, 3.60 lakh people have died due to this epidemic worldwide. Globally, more than 5.8 million people are infected with the coronavirus. Meanwhile, the cases of corona are also increasing in India. In the list of most affected countries of the world, India has overtaken Turkey to the 9th position. America remains at the top among the worst affected countries with Corona, where it has more than 17 lakh 21 thousand cases. In this list, Brazil is in second place with 4 lakh 38 thousand cases, while Russia is in third place with more than 3 lakh 79 thousand cases.