Antonina Kwambai will be the most affected athlete after Valencia marathon, just like other big marathons across the world has been postponed due to coronavirus.
Last month, Kwambai said she was in serious training ahead of the race that was to be held on 6th December 2020 but will now be held in 2021 for the 40th edition of the annual races.
In a statement the organisers said ‘The Organisers of the event tried to exhaust all options in order to hold the event in a safe way for all runners, but the development of the health situation due to COVID-19 and the uncertainty of the near future are forcing us to forgo hosting the 30,000 participants that bought all bibs out for the 2020 edition.’
Paco Borao, race director and president of SD Correcaminos, said: ‘three months is the minimum time in advance that runners of the Valencia Marathon deserve to be informed that the popular event will not take place in 2020. Participants will have the same options to choose regarding their entry as for the Half Marathon, now adding the option to take part in a virtual edition of the 4.0 Valencia Marathon to join us on our 40th Anniversary. This is a compulsory stop, but we are going to work hard so that 2021 comprises all we wanted to do this year and even more.’