Boston Marathon to require proof of COVID-19 vaccine for participants

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Nov 2 (Reuters) - Competitors successful adjacent year's Boston Marathon indispensable supply impervious of a COVID-19 vaccine, organisers said connected Tuesday, adding to a increasing database of large athletics events wherever inoculation is mandatory for participation.

The race, the world's oldest yearly marathon, volition instrumentality to its accustomed April day aft pushing the 2021 variation to October owed to the pandemic and volition let a tract of 30,000 aft capping the participants to 20,000 this year. work much

The contention did not instrumentality spot successful 2020 owed to the pandemic.

"We had a 93% vaccination complaint among our 125th Boston Marathon participants and privation to bash our portion to proceed to mitigate the dispersed of COVID-19 arsenic we proceed our instrumentality to racing," Boston Athletic Association President and CEO Tom Grilk said successful a statement.

Participants successful past month's contention were required to amusement impervious of a vaccine oregon a antagonistic test, akin to the restrictions successful spot for Sunday's New York City Marathon.

The 2022 Boston Marathon volition instrumentality spot connected April 18.

Reporting by Amy Tennery successful New York, editing by the Pritha Sarkar

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