Chicago Marathon will not take place for the second time in history

Due to the pandemic, the organizers of the Chicago marathon were forced to cancel the event in 2020, this is the second case of cancellation for all years of the competition, AFP reports.

The forty-third in the history of the Chicago marathon was to be held on October 11, it was assumed that 45 thousand athletes would take part in it. The Chicago marathon is one of the six major marathons in the world, it has been held since 1977 and has since been canceled only once – in 1987 due to the loss of sponsorship.

Previously, Boston, Berlin, and New York marathons were canceled due to COVID-19, Tokyo was held without the participation of amateur athletes, and London was postponed from April 26 to October 4.