The Tokyo Marathon 2020 scheduled to be held on Sunday, 1 March 2020 has been cancelled due to the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus).
To prevent the potential wide-spread of the virus, the Tokyo Marathon 2020 made the decision to cancel the semi-elite, general, charity, and 10km race category.
All registered runners would be allowed to defer their entry until next year. But, they would have to pay again and would not get any refund from this year’s race.
“We have been preparing for the Tokyo Marathon 2020 (Sunday, March 1) while implementing preventive safety measures, however, now that cases of COVID-19 has been confirmed within Tokyo, we cannot continue to launch the event within the scale we originally anticipated.”the organisers of the Tokyo Marathon announced.
Others worried that the coronavirus could have a similar impact on the Tokyo Summer Olympics 2020, which are scheduled to begin in July. The event is expected to draw tens of thousands of international travelers.