• Tokyo 2020: Women's Olympic marathon and all race walks rescheduled
December 06, 2019
The women's marathon and all race walks at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics have been rescheduled following an earlier decision to relocate them to Sapporo.
Organisers have changed the dates to assist athletes who must now travel 500 miles north of Tokyo to compete.
The women's marathon has moved from 2 August to 8 August. The men's marathon will still take place on the final day of the Games, as is tradition.
Events were relocated from Tokyo, where peak summer temperatures can reach 30C.
The rescheduled races will take place on four consecutive days from 6-9 August, following consultations between Tokyo 2020 organisers the International Olympic Committee and World Athletics.
Both marathons will start at 07:00 local time (22:00 GMT).
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