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First Meet of Japan Grand Prix Series Canceled

With yesterday's shift to the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics becoming just an apparent matter of time, today the first major meet on the Japanese calendar, the Apr. 11 Kanakuri Memorial Meet in Kumamoto, announced its cancelation after having previously eliminated all but the key elite-level races for athletes gearing up to go for Olympic qualifying marks. The announcement:

Regarding the Cancelation of the 2020 Kanakuri Memorial Middle and Long Distance Athletics Meet, the Kumamoto Meet in the Sato Shokuhin Japan Grand Prix Series

Due to concerns about the safety and security of all those involved with the Kanakuri Memorial Meet in relation to the spread of the novel coronavirus and the fact that it is not possible to evaluate the virus' current state of spread, the meet has unfortunately been canceled. Entry fees and sponsorship funds already paid will be refunded at a later date. We thank you for your continued support.

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