A infografia mostra o percurso adaptado da Maratona de Londres 2020, e os candidatos ao título masculino e feminino.
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Maratona de Londres 2020 em St. James’s Park

By Chris Dinsdale

October 4, 2020 - A 40ª Maratona de Londres só para atletas de elite terá lugar dentro de
uma “biosfera segura” em redor de St James’s Park, devido à pandemia de coronavírus. A corrida terá uma participação cheia de estrelas, com Sir Mo Farah a servir de lebre para os que procuram a qualificação Olímpica. Os atletas darão 19 voltas a um circuito de 2,15km que passa pela Horse Guards Parade e pelo palácio de Buckingham, com a chegada tradicional no The Mall

Three separate races will be held for elite men, elite women and wheelchair racers. The men’s field is led by two greats of distance running, with Eliud Kipchoge -- who holds the current marathon World Record -- and 2019 Berlin champion Kenenisa Bekele going head-to-head in a compelling title battle.

In the women’s race, world record-holder and defending champion Brigid Kosgei will face tough competition from compatriot and 2019 World Champion Ruth Chepngetich.

Both Daniel Romanchuk and Manuela Schär will defend their wheelchair titles.

The race also features Sir Mo Farah acting as pacemaker for athletes chasing competitive times for coveted qualification places at the delayed Tokyo Olympics in 2021.

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PUBLISHED: 14/09/2020; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images
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