Boston Marathon Will Go Ahead Despite Coronavirus Concerns

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — According to the Boston Athletic Association, the Boston Marathon will go ahead as planned this spring.

The announcement comes after a week of news reports about the growing spread of coronavirus across the globe.

Boston Marathon contestants come from all over the world to compete in the historic race, which is scheduled to take place next month.


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Race officials would not comment on when or how they might come to a final decision over what to do, but they said there are no current plans to cancel the race.

According to the Boston Globe, about one-third of the 31,000 registered runners are coming from outside the U.S.

Amid coronavirus concerns, the Trump Administration has imposed travel restrictions on those coming to the U.S. from Iran and China.

Boston Marathon is still scheduled for Monday, April 20.

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