Decision Day

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jda
Jul 2020
2:48pm, 30 Jul 2020
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jda
Given that the supporter crowd would be a large part of the problem with the marathon, I don't see the sense in running an elite event on a central London loop. But, we wait with bated breath...
Jul 2020
3:29pm, 30 Jul 2020
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Spideog
They could block the roads to spectators if the loop was a smaller than they used for the Olympic route, like laps around The Mall, Horseguards, Birdcage. Wouldn't fancy racing 26 laps of it though. Would give a very good visual example of exactly how far behind Kipchoge everyone else is as they all get lapped. :)
jda
Jul 2020
5:32pm, 30 Jul 2020
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jda
If no-one can watch it anyway, there are better places to put it than the middle of London :-)
Jul 2020
5:32pm, 30 Jul 2020
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Surrey Phil
How about a track marathon at the London (Olympic) Stadium? The 2012 Olympic Committee and those responsible for the 2017 World Championships were too embarrassed to have the marathon pass through the surrounding area, so keep it inside!
jda
Jul 2020
8:29pm, 30 Jul 2020
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jda
Can't imagine Mo (or anyone else for that matter) signing up to be lapped repeatedly by Kipchoge and possibly a couple of others :-)
Jul 2020
11:41am, 31 Jul 2020
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DocM
more lockdowns, rising case numbers....surely its time for a decision to cancel
jda
Jul 2020
11:51am, 31 Jul 2020
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jda
Imagine the situation if Mancs was still on...or worse still, if Mancs was scheduled for next week....
Jul 2020
11:53am, 31 Jul 2020
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EvilPixie
they did the London half at Silverstone maybe if they really want it to happen (unlikely given updates on lockdowns) then this would be an option?
Jul 2020
12:08pm, 31 Jul 2020
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Wriggling Snake
there are similar events as regards covid in london right now...there is a distinct flicker up in Brent for instance....it is possible similar measure will happen...

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Looks like decision day is looming for the London Marathon. Any thoughts on where the smart money is...

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