Teacher Runs Solo Marathon After Boston Event Canceled Due to COVID-19

A teacher ran a solo marathon in Auburn, Washington, on April 19, cheered on by family and friends after the cancellation of the Boston Marathon due to COVID-19. #Coronavirus #Covid19 #CoronavirusUpdates

The runner, Lacey Way, qualified for the prestigious Boston Marathon and had plans to run on April 20. According to friend Jen Skeel, who uploaded this video to Twitter, Way’s husband organized a race for her to run at home. The video shows Way approaching a balloon-arch finishing line with a crowd cheering her on.

COVID-19 concerns have impacted running events across the world, with many postponed or cancelled. According to the Boston Athletic Association, the Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon. The long-distance race has been postponed to September 14.

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