The Barcelona Marathon, which was due to take place on Sunday 15 March, has been postponed to Sunday 25 October, due to coronavirus.
City officials confirmed the news in a bid to contain the spread of the coronavirus. The statement read, “We are truly sad to inform you that the marathon of Barcelona has been postponed to the 25th October
“This was due to security reasons with regards with COVID 19 and following the WHO [World Health Organization] & Health Authorities recommendations on this matter for major international events.
“Nevertheless, we still want you to live the magic experience of running the Marathon of Barcelona.
“We will keep your registration for the postponed race which will take place on the 25th October or, if you prefer, for the 2021 edition in March.”
The Barcelona Marathon is among numerous running events that have been cancelled in an attempt to control the outbreak of the virus. Last week, the Rome Marathon was cancelled and the Paris Marathon was postponed until 18 October 2020.
At the moment, organisers of the London Marathon have said they are monitoring the situation, with Hugh Brasher saying on Wednesday 4 March, "The Government’s current advice is that all mass events should still go ahead. There are many mass events scheduled in the UK before us and we are working closely with the DCMS (the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) and other mass event organisers to coordinate and agree appropriate advice to the public."
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