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Virtual Marathons Replace The Real Thing

People run during the New York City Marathon on Nov. 4, 2018 in New York. (Don Emmert/AFP via Getty Images)
People run during the New York City Marathon on Nov. 4, 2018 in New York. (Don Emmert/AFP via Getty Images)

The coronavirus pandemic continues to affect sports around the world, and one of the activities that has just about ground to halt is those huge marathons in London, Boston, Berlin and elsewhere.

But running organizations have scrambled to set up “virtual” races in their place. Here & Now’s Alex Ashlock reports.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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