Authorization

Tokyo Olympic marathon moved to avoid heat

Tokyo Olympic marathon moved to avoid heat

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge won the men's marathon at the Rio Games in 2016The marathon and race walking at next summer's Tokyo Olympics have been moved to Sapporo - 800km to the north - because of its cooler conditions.Measures to combat the heat in the Japanese capital, including better shade and water sprays, have been trialled at test events this summer.International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said athlete welfare was "at the heart" of changes.
Sapporo can be as much as six degrees cooler than Tokyo in peak summer.International Association of Athletics Federations president Lord Coe said: "Giving athletes the best platform for their performances within the environment they are in is central to all major events, and we will work with the organisers to create the very best marathon and race walk courses for next year's Olympic Games."Tokyo 2020 event changes
Athletics - longer distance races scheduled in the evening sessions only; earlier start times for marathon and race walk events.
Rugby sevens - all morning games scheduled to finish before noon local time.
Cycling: mountain bike start time delayed to 15:00
Eliud Kipchoge breaks two-hour marathon mark by 20 seconds
Kosgei shatters women's marathon record
See also:
Leave a comment
News
  • Latest
  • Read
  • Commented
Calendar Content
«    Декабрь 2019    »
ПнВтСрЧтПтСбВс
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031