The organizers of the Tokyo Marathon have postponed this year's edition of the event to March 2022 because of the surge in Covid-19 cases fueled by the highly infectious Delta variant of the virus.

“We have decided to postpone the Tokyo Marathon 2021 to Mar.6 (Sunday) of the next year,” the Tokyo Marathon Foundation said in a statement, announcing its decision finalized by the board of directors on Friday night.

The decision effectively led to the cancellation of the 2022 edition of the event. EFE