Boston Marathon that was supposed to to take place on Monday has been postponed, joining the list of cancelled races globally in the battle against coronavirus.

In fact, they have urged runners to refrain from running the route of the famous race.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said on Friday, “If you try to run the marathon route Monday, you’re not a champion. It is not a great accomplishment. You’re not going to be celebrated for it. No one’s going to be clapping for you, and I would ask you not to do it.”

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Instead of organising the race on Monday morning, Boston Marathon organisers took to Twitter instead with a heartfelt message for the country’s frontline workers.

“To the Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacists, Dentists, Medical personnel, EMTs, Police officers, Firefighters, Grocery store workers, Custodians, Postal workers, Delivery drivers, Bus drivers, Train conductors: We’ll wait to start until you reach the finish,” the tweet read.

Boston Marathon will now take place on 14 September 2020.

Source: The Boston Marathon was supposed to be today. Instead, organizers posted this heartfelt message to America’s frontline workers

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Original Author: Christina Capatides of CBS News

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