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Oct. 1 Chicago Marathon canceled

CHICAGO (AP) – The Chicago Marathon has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The race was scheduled for Oct. 11. Organizers say registered participants are eligible for a refund or can defer their place and entry fee to the Chicago Marathon in 2021, 2022 or 2023.

Organizers say they are working on plans for a virtual experience “to recognize the dedication and commitment of everyone who would have taken part in the 43rd running” of the marathon.

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