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Shanghai marathon defies coronavirus with 9,000 runners

November 29, 2020

Around 9,000 runners – some wearing face masks – took part in the Shanghai International Marathon on Nov 29, a rare mass event in a year when coronavirus laid waste to most sports. Runners had to pass a coronavirus test in order to take part and were ordered to wear a mask before and after the race. No overseas athletes flew in for the race and spectators were told to stay away. The Straits Times