Paris marathon canceled as COVID-19 cases pick up in France

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Athletics – Paris Marathon – Paris, France – April 14, 2019 General view during the REUTERS / Regis Duvignau / Files marathon

PARIS (Reuters) – This year’s Paris marathon has been called off, organizers said on Wednesday, as France battles a resurgence of the COVID-19 virus.

The event was scheduled to take place on November 15.

“The 2020 Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris is canceled. See you in 2021, ”wrote the marathon organizers on Twitter.

Reportage de Sudip Kar-Gupta; Montage par Toby Chopra

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