April 20, 2020 was supposed to be the day tens of thousands of feet run around the world attending the 124th Boston Marathon, but things changed because of the COVID-19 epidemic.
Boston Marathon is the oldest and most prestigious race in the world with a thickness of 123 years and the way of participation is also very tight, making only “the best marathon runners in the world” attend.
Traditionally, the tournament will be held on Patriots’ Day weekend. This year, the tournament was supposed to take place on Monday, April 20, 2020, but the COVID-19 epidemic caused the Boston Marathon to drop until September 14. For the first time in the Boston Marathon history, the main run day didn’t take place on Patriots’ Day.
The United States is the country most heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic when 764,177 people were infected and 40,591 died (April 20, 2020). The organizers of the Boston Marathon also called on people not to run the route of the tournament from Hopkinton to Copley Square, but wait until September 14.
However, many athletes have designed their own track to commemorate the time they should have attended the most prestigious race in the world today.
Craig Audin and his wife, Carol Shih, held hands and crossed the finish line, the point where hundreds of thousands of athletes attending the Boston Marathon have been wishing to step over the years.
Dave McGillivray himself, Director of the Boston Marathon, also decided to run on this special day when doing a marathon at his home in North Andover. During the past 47 consecutive years, Dave McGillivray has completed the Boston Marathon.
Many people from running clubs in the US come up with their own running ideas to celebrate the special day of the Boston Marathon. The Run Club in Malden runs a virtual running event with the participation of 26 members. All of them run to meet the unique day in this Boston Marathon history.