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Olympic marathons to beat the deadly heat with 6am start
Tokyo, April 16, 2019 (AFP) - The 2020 Olympic marathons will start at 6:00 am, organisers confirmed Tuesday, after doctors warned a traditional mid-morning start could lead to deadly medical emergencies in Tokyo's stifling summer heat.
The men's 50km race walk will start even earlier, at 5:30 am, with organisers saying they had taken medical advice into account in timetabling the events.
Other sports, including rugby sevens, triathl ...