Boston marathon canceled for 'for public health reasons' after being postponed once already

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- This year's Boston Marathon has been canceled, mayor Marty Walsh announced Thursday afternoon, saying it was a decision reached in conjunction with the event's organizers, the Boston Athletic Association.

"The @BAA, with our input and support, has determined that the traditional, one-day running of the 124th @BostonMarathon  is not feasible this year, for public health reasons," Walsh tweeted.

The race was postponed for the first time in history earlier this year. On March 13, the initial April 20 date was moved to September 14.

The next Boston Marathon will be on Monday April 19, (Patriots Day) 2021. Those Boston Marathon participants registered for 2020, have the option to defer to then.

The Boston Marathon tweeted, "The @BAA has announced that the 124th Boston Marathon will be held as a virtual event, following Boston Mayor Martin Walsh’s cancellation of the marathon as a mass participation road running event due to the COVID-19 pandemic."