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Determined runners defy ban on Paris Half-Marathon

March 2, 2020

Several hundred determined athletes defied a government-ordered ban on large public gatherings to run Paris’s half-marathon on Sunday (44,000 would have been expected had the event been held). French Health Minister Olivier Veran announced the ban on Saturday after a special cabinet meeting which also outlawed any indoor events of more than 5,000 people and any gatherings at all in the most hard-hit areas. Read more on NYT.