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Tokyo Marathon to Let This Year's Entrants Run in Either 2021 or 2022

After canceling the mass-participation component of the Mar. 1 Tokyo Marathon due to the coronavirus crisis, on Apr. 17 its organizers announced that the mass-participation runners shut out of this year's race will be able to take part in either the 2021 or 2022 editions. Up to now the organizers' policy had been to defer entries only to 2021.

38,000 people were entered in the general division of this year's Tokyo Marathon. After its cancelation, the race went ahead with only 179 elite division men and women and 14 athletes in the wheelchair division.

This year's entrants will be able to choose which year's race they would like to do beginning in the second half of May on the official race website. The Tokyo Marathon is scheduled for Mar. 7, 2021 and Mar. 6, 2022. In either case, entry fees must still be paid. People who had signed up as volunteers for this year's race will also get preference in volunteering next year.

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translated and edited by Brett Larner

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