The Boston Marathon has been cancelled for the first time in its 124-year history because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The race had initially been postponed from 20 April to 14 September.
However, Boston mayor Marty Walsh said the race could not be held in 2019 because of public health fears.
“There’s no way to hold the usual race [...]
The indoor season, as big names open up on small tracks, is a chance for fans to get up close to athletics’ biggest and brightest.
Ask Jessie Knight.
The 25-year-old, a primary school teacher from Surrey, travelled up for the Glasgow Grand Prix at the city’s Emirates Arena in February.
Irish great Sonia O’Sullivan says she “can’t imagine” what the lockdown period is like for athletes attempting to plot a course for the rescheduled Olympics in Tokyo next year.
“I was somebody who definitely thrived on running races and being competitive,” said O’Sullivan, 50.
“It’s a massive challenge for athletes to go through this every day.”
O’Sullivan clinched the Olympic 5,000m silver medal in 2000 and won the world title over [...]
The Anniversary Games in London have been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic, UK Athletics has confirmed.
London Stadium had been scheduled to host the event – also part of the Diamond League season – on 4-5 July.
UK Athletics is “hugely disappointed” to cancel the Games, its chief executive Joanna Coates [...]