Athletics-New York City Marathon returns after 2020 COVID-19 cancellation

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By Amy Tennery NEW YORK (Reuters) – A limited field of 33,000 runners will return to the starting line for the 50th running of the New York City Marathon in November after it was cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The annual event that draws thousands of cheering fans to the Big Apple will take place on Nov. 7. “The New York City Marathon is a reminder of everything New Yorkers can accomplish with persistence, hard work, and community support,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement. “As we build a recovery for all of us, there’s no better time to safely reconnec…

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