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Tokyo Marathon to restrict entry to top athletes due to coronavirus concerns, bringing number of scheduled runners down from 38,000 to 200

Tokyo Marathon to restrict entry to top athletes due to coronavirus concerns, bringing number of scheduled runners down from 38,000 to 200

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  1. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2020/02/d34c072a8b51-organizers-mulling-reduced-scale-tokyo-marathon-over-coronavirus-fears.html) reduced by 75%. (I’m a bot)
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    > Tokyo Marathon organizers will move to limit the race's impact on the coronavirus crisis by allowing only elite athletes, including wheelchair racers, to take part in the upcoming pre-Olympic event, sources said Monday.

    > The Tokyo Marathon doubles as a qualifier for the 2020 Games, and runners will be chasing the final spot on the men's Olympic marathon team.

    > The largest marathon in Asia is scheduled to start with the wheelchair marathon and wheelchair 10 km race at 9:05 a.m. The 42.195-km races start at the Tokyo metropolitan government building in Shinjuku and finish at Tokyo station.

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  2. I feel horrible for the non-elites who won’t be able to attend now. It’s difficult to obtain entry.

    I think this is likely the correct call though.

  3. will they have to run in hazmat suits?

  4. This are very bad News!

    When do they cancel “the Games”?

    (i wanted to make a fortune with …)

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