Germany: No Frankfurt Marathon This Year

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The 2020 Frankfurt Marathon has been canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. This decision was made by the organizers this Tuesday. Germany’s 39th annual marathon was to take place on October 25th. “We fought to the end for a solution and alternatives. Now, assessing the situation soberly, we must admit that the cancellation is inevitable, ” – said the director of the marathon Joe Schindler.

In Hesse, major events are still strictly limited until 31 October. Requirements such as minimum distance, hygiene rules and personal registration of all event participants “unfortunately cannot be guaranteed with absolute certainty” – announced the management of the marathon.

The Frankfurt Marathon is a marathon that takes place in Frankfurt am Main. The second largest in Germany and one of the oldest. The third fastest marathon in the world for a marathon distance. Held annually at the end of October. The first marathon race took place on May 17, 1981. In 2010, 9,558 people finished in the marathon.

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