Canceled for Covid World Half Marathon Championships in China



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Canceled for Covid World Half Marathon Championships in China

World Council of Track and Field has decided to cancel the World Half Marathon Championships in Yangzhou, China, which should have been held on November 22, 2022. The competition has been canceled due to the global COVID-19 pandemic which is making a comeback fear in China.

World Athletics said: "Following extensive discussions with the Local Organizing Committee and the Chinese Athletics Association, it was mutually agreed that the championships will not be held in Yangzhou this year.

However, the Council also decided to grant the World Road Athletics Championships in Yangzhou in March 2027. " World Athletics President Sebastian Coe explained: "Unfortunately, the championships cannot be played this year, through no fault of the local organizing committee; however, our athletes will have the opportunity to compete in Riga next year."

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