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London marathon postponed to October due to coronavirus

LONDON, March 13 (Reuters) - The annual London marathon which was due to take place on April 26 has been postponed to Oct. 4 because of coronavirus, the organisers said on Friday.

"The world is in an unprecedented situation grappling with a global pandemic of COVID-19 and public health is everyone's priority," event director Hugh Brasher said in a statement. (Reporting by Elizabeth Howcroft; editing by Stephen Addison)