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London Marathon: Disappointment for Harlow runners as mass participation race postponed until October 2021

Charity / Fri 7th Aug 2020 at 06:05am

THE 2020 London Marathon will involve only elite athletes, with 45,000 ‘mass-event’ runners unable to take part because of coronavirus concerns.

The much-anticipated contest between Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge and Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele will take place on a bio-secure closed course.

Reduced fields of 30-40 athletes will also compete for the elite women’s and wheelchair titles on 4 October.

The 2021 race, meanwhile, will be on 3 October rather than a date in April.

Runners with a place in the 2020 race, but not in the elite fields, will be able to compete virtually from any location around the world.

They are invited to run or walk 26.2 miles, taking breaks if required, over the course of 24 hours on 4 October, logging their progress on the event app.

Harlow has always had healthy participation in race. Harlow Running Club as well as Parkrun and Beyond supply runners.

St Clare Hospice will also be disappointed as they have several people running.

There are also a number of individuals across the town, who are running on their own and raising money for their chosen charity.

Harry Tennison was running for the MS charity. Below is a five minute v-log on how he feels.

If you would like to sponsor Harry, the link is below.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/harry-tennison?fbclid=IwAR1OB4acX8HFI9hrea613vswkUd_b7dIAudy_thUZIfgxUEqyFtDDbyesog


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