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Boston Marathon excludes runners residing in Russia, Belarus

April 6, 2022

Athletes from Russia and Belarus previously accepted to compete in this year’s Boston Marathon who are currently residing in either country will no longer be allowed to participate, the Boston Athletic Association announced Wednesday.

The exclusion from the world’s oldest annual marathon also extends to athletes previously accepted into the BAA’s 5K event. However, it doesn’t affect Russian or Belarusian athletes registered for the events who are not residents of the countries. They will be allowed to compete but won’t be able to run under their country’s flag. ESPN