17 February 2020 – Participation of amateur runners in the Tokyo Marathon cancelled

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Type of Intervention: Social distancing
Sectors Involved: Mass gathering cancellation
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency:

Overview: The participation of amateur runners in the Tokyo Marathon (to be held on 1 March) was cancelled. “The Tokyo Marathon 2020 will be held only for the marathon elites and the wheelchair elites”. This was a voluntary decision, recommended by the government, but was made by the organisers.
Full details here: https://www.marathon.tokyo/en/news/detail/news_001577.html