Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced today that the 2020 Boston Marathon will be canceled.
The Boston Athletic Association has determined that the traditional one day running of the 124th Boston marathon will not be feasible this year, he said during a news conference.
“There’s no way to hold this usual race format without bringing large numbers of people into close proximity," Walsh said. "This kind of event would not be responsible or realistic on September 14 or anytime this year.”
Walsh called this a “difficult adjustment," but said that “meeting tough challenges is what the Boston Marathon is all about.”