10 KEY FACTS ABOUT THE OLYMPIC MARATHON
The countdown is under way to discover who will become the new Olympic marathon champions.
It's a timely reminder that these will also count as scoring races in Series XIII of the Abbott World Marathon Majors.
This interrupted series began way back in 2019 at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, and was due to end back in the Windy City 12 months later. The COVID-19 pandemic, of course, had other ideas. The series will now conclude at the 2021 TCS New York City Marathon.
All this means the Tokyo Olympics will mark the start of a jam-packed few months, with the Games marathons taking place on August 7 and 8, then all six Majors taking place in a six-week window between September 26 and November 7.
This summer, though, all eyes will be on Tokyo to discover who will take the Olympic gold medal along with their 25 points for the AbbottWMM leaderboard.
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