Kobe Marathon, in normal years a World Athletics silver label event, have announced that this year's 10th running on Nov. 21 has been canceled. It is the second year in a row that Kobe has been canceled. Organizers had planned to stage the race with a field 20,000 participants but have decided to postpone the 10th edition one year to November, 2022. Organizers cited the lack of a foreseeable end to the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting difficulty of securing adequate medical staff and volunteers.
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