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Friday, March 13, 2020

第124屆波士頓馬拉松賽延至9月14日舉行 124th Boston Marathon Postponed to September 14

(Boston Orange)麻州州長查理貝克(Charlie Baker),副州長白莉朵(Karyn Polito),波士頓市長馬丁華殊(Marty Walsh),波士頓體育會(BAA)執行長Thomas Grilk,約翰漢考克(John Hancock)執行長 and Marianne Harrison等人今早(313)10 15分,在波士頓市政府廣場宣佈,受COVID-19疫情影響,第124屆波士頓馬拉松賽延期至914日舉行。
波士頓體育會(The Boston Athletic Association,簡稱B.A.A.)表示,該會和州市官員一直都在定期開會,並密切關注新型冠狀病毒(COVID-19)疫情發展。自從麻州州長查理貝克在310日宣佈麻州進入緊急狀況後,考慮到波士頓市長以及州市政府各層領導人員正在採取各種可能做法來保護大眾的健康,波士頓體育會理解波士頓市決定波士頓馬拉松賽不能在今年420日舉行,將全面支援以各種合理的努力,來把第124屆波士頓馬拉松賽延期到2020914日。
波士頓體育會執行長Tom Grilk表示,在公眾健康安全上,該會遵循負責保護地方公共安全單位的官方指導。該會了解自己的位置,會和伙伴們一起確保所有參加者,志願工作者,觀賽者,支持者有個符合官員們所訂定標準的安全環境。
波士頓體育會已和沿線8各市鎮的地方領導合作,為第124屆波士頓馬拉松賽在914日舉行做協調。估計吸引10,000名參加者的波士頓體育會的5000英里賽,現改為9月12日舉行。(更新版)

124th Boston Marathon Postponed to September 14

BOSTON—The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) has been meeting regularly with city and state officials to discuss all updates related to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Governor Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency on March 10, 2020. In consideration of this and guided by Boston Mayor Martin Walsh along with state and municipal government leaders at all levels to undertake all possible measures to safeguard the health of the public, the B.A.A. understands the city’s decision that the Boston Marathon cannot be held on April 20, 2020. We offer our full support to take all reasonable efforts to postpone the 124th Boston Marathon to Monday, September 14, 2020.

“On matters of public health and safety we take our guidance from the officials entrusted with protecting the public in this area,” said Tom Grilk, C.E.O. of the B.A.A. “We understand our role, along with our partners, in ensuring a safe environment for all participants, volunteers, spectators, and supporters that meets the standards set by those officials.”

The B.A.A. has been cooperating with municipal leaders across the eight cities and towns through which the marathon course runs to coordinate the September 14 date for the 124th Boston Marathon. The B.A.A. 5K, which draws a field of 10,000 participants, will also be rescheduled to a later date.

“The B.A.A.’s mission of promoting health through sports, especially running, has guided our organization for more than a century. In collaboration with our many partners, we look forward to welcoming the world to Boston in September in celebration of the 124th Boston Marathon,” Grilk said.

Registered participants and volunteers will receive additional information in the coming days. As this is a rapidly evolving situation, further details will be forthcoming.

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