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Ya hay fecha para el maratón de Boston 2021

Maratón de Boston
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Ya hay fecha para la edición 2021 del Maratón de Boston 2021 que hace unas semanas anunció su aplazamiento de primavera a otoño.
Así el 125º Maratón de Boston también será un lunes para no perder su peculiar tradición, pero en este año y obligado por la dichosa pandemia no será el Día del Patriota del mes de abril, sino que la fecha para el Maratón de Boston 2021 será el 11 de octubre.

Y el anuncio de esta fecha se hace con mucha prudencia y con muchas reservas y por eso aún no han anunciado cuando se abrirá el plazo para inscribirse en la prueba ni cuántos participantes habrá esta vez. Lo habitual en este Major es que 30.000 corredores se pongan en la línea de salida.

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Lo que sí que parece claro es que este año Boston seguirá los pasos de Londres y compatibilizarán la carrera de toda la vida con una edición virtual abierta a todos los corredores del mundo.

Os dejamos el comunicado con el anuncio que la organización ha dejado en su pagina web:

Fall 2021 Boston Marathon Date Selected

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) has announced that if road races are allowed to take place as part of the Massachusetts reopening plan, the 125th Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, October 11, 2021.

“We announce the 2021 Boston Marathon date with a cautious optimism, understanding full well that we will continue to be guided by science and our continued collaborative work with local, city, state, and public health officials,” said Tom Grilk, President and C.E.O. of the B.A.A. “If we are able to hold an in-person race in October, the safety of participants, volunteers, spectators, and community members will be paramount.”

“Massachusetts continues to fight COVID-19 and distribute vaccines across the Commonwealth, and with brighter days ahead, we are looking forward to getting back to a new normal in 2021,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “We will continue to work with local partners and the B.A.A. to monitor the situation and remain hopeful that the 125th Boston Marathon can take place this October.”

«While it was of course the right thing to do, canceling the 2020 Boston Marathon for the first time in its 124-year history was one of the hardest announcements to make,» said Mayor Martin J. Walsh. «Today, I’m filled with hope, as we set our sights on October for the running of the 125th Boston Marathon. We have a ways to go before we’re out of the woods, but guided by sound judgment and the advice of our public health experts, I am hopeful that we’ll get to enjoy the return of one of Boston’s most storied traditions this fall.»

In celebration of the 125th Boston Marathon, the B.A.A. will also offer a virtual race option. Additional details including field size for the in-person race, registration dates, safety measures and protocols, and participant requirements that will be in place will be forthcoming. The event plan will be pending future approval from the eight cities and towns that comprise the marathon route.

Road races are currently not permitted until Phase 4 of the Massachusetts reopening plan. The Commonwealth reverted to Phase III, Step 1 of the reopening plan on December 13, 2020.

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