December 8, 2021

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Thousands of foreign runners lost the New York Marathon

Until day one, thousands of foreign racers, including European, British, Indian and Chinese, will not be able to take part in the New York Marathon. It takes place on November 7, the day before the lifting of the “travel ban” involving the reopening of US borders, closed for a year and a half.

The discovery was made in a sensible report by NYRR, the organizers of the race, published on their website on Friday evening, October 15. “International participants who are unable to travel to the United States due to a ban by the U.S. President [datant de la prĂ©sidence de Donald Trump au printemps 2020] Those who deserve to postpone entering the 2022 New York Marathon “, The press release said.

However, rejected participants are strictly “Request” They postponed it to the 2022 edition in between October 21 and November 3, 2021, Against the amount “$ 75”. I will be able to re-register early next year. No cancellation for the 2021 edition will be refunded.

Return of the marathon

After closing its borders for more than eighteen months, the United States announced on Friday that millions of passengers were barred from entering the country on November 8 due to the epidemic, but they were vaccinated against Govt-19. .

The marathon organizers cited a one-and-a-half-year travel ban drawn up by US health officials in the countries concerned, if not for a major reason: all of the European countries in the Schengen area are the United Kingdom, Ireland, Brazil, South Africa, India, China and Iran.

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The New York Marathon – which crosses New York’s major bridges and ends in Central Park – was canceled in 2020, a terrible year for the epidemic-ravaged metropolis. 2021 edition, 50e, Was to welcome about 33,000 racers or 60% of the 53,000 registered in 2019.

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Prior to the epidemic, the famous marathon, created in 1970, attracted more than 250,000 tourists each year, with an estimated economic impact of $ 415 million in 2015.

World with AFP