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.