What does the future of road racing look like during a pandemic?

November 2, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has already changed road racing, maybe irrecoverably. It’s a sport that brings together tens of thousands of everyday athletes in tandem with elite runners — on a single course, often for the duration of a day. So while just about every major sport has been able to return to more-or-less similar settings compared to those before a COVID-19 world, it still seems unthinkable to organize a marathon while keeping thousands of people safe. ESPN breaks down what it might look like here.