Shanghai Marathon indefinitely postponed due to COVID-19 – Community News

Shanghai Marathon indefinitely postponed due to COVID-19

Participants run on the Bund near the Huangpu River as they compete in the Shanghai International Marathon on Dec. 1, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Nov. 10 (Reuters) – The Shanghai Marathon has been postponed indefinitely, organizers of the run said in a statement posted on their website on Tuesday, amid mounting COVID-19 cases in China.

“Today we have chosen to be careful, chosen to put the health of the runners and the residents of the city first,” the message read.

Runners who took part in the November 28 race were given the opportunity to give up or hold onto their place until 2022.

Both the Beijing and Wuhan marathons have been canceled, new dates have yet to be determined.

China reported 62 new coronavirus cases for Nov. 8.

Reporting by Winni Zhou and Engen Tham in Shanghai; Editing by Michael Perry

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