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Paris Marathon Cancelled Due to COVID-19 Resurgence

Participants at 2019 edition’s start point at Avenue des Champs-Élysées

The Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris, originally planned on April 5, was postponed to November 15 when Europe experienced the first wave of COVID-19.

Last night, organiser Amaury Sport Organisation decided to cancel the marathon as France faces a resurgence of this coronavirus pandemic.

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Attracting 60,000 participants in each year across all distance categories, this marathon usually comprises of about 20,000 foreign participants. As such, these foreigners would likely be inconvenienced by travel restrictions in the current pandemic.

This Paris marathon is popular among Malaysians as a “runcation” destination because there are opportunities for sightseeing or shopping.

The date for the 2021 edition has not been announced yet.