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Coronavirus concerns forces cancellation of Chicago Marathon

CHICAGO (AP) The Bank of America Chicago Marathon has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement Monday, marathon organizers and city officials cited the challenge of staging the large-scale Oct. 11 event while COVID-19 concerns endure.

The event typically draws about 45,000 athletes, and more than one million spectators.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she is personally disappointed at the cancellation.

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