Boston Marathon Postponed Due To Coronavirus, WBZ-TV Reports

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Boston Marathon will be postponed due to coronavirus concerns, WBZ-TV reports.

The race, which brings in over $200 million to the city's economy, has never been cancelled in its 124-year history.

Earlier this week, Boston cancelled the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in South Boston.

Several colleges have moved to online-only classes, and schools around the state have closed.

A runner at the finish line told WBZ NewsRadio that she is disappointed the race will likely be moved, but she understands taking the measure. "I feel like it's a little early.... but it's better to take precautions than to regret it later."

WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports:

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Follow WBZ NewsRadio: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | iHeartmedia App

Sponsored Content

Sponsored Content