Thousands of runners usually take part in China’s annual Beijing marathon which has been cancelled this year because of Covid-19 concerns. Photo: AP
Thousands of runners usually take part in China’s annual Beijing marathon which has been cancelled this year because of Covid-19 concerns. Photo: AP

China’s Covid-19 Delta outbreak prompts postponement of Beijing marathon

  • Organisers hope the delay to the October 31 event will help to prevent the disease spreading ahead of Winter Olympics
  • Announcement followed last-minute cancellation of a similar race in Wuhan which was expected to take place on Sunday

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Thousands of runners usually take part in China’s annual Beijing marathon which has been cancelled this year because of Covid-19 concerns. Photo: AP
Thousands of runners usually take part in China’s annual Beijing marathon which has been cancelled this year because of Covid-19 concerns. Photo: AP
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