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Olympic marathons to beat deadly heat with 6am start
By Richard CARTER
ATTENTION - ADDS details on the schedule, 2020 quote ///
Tokyo, April 16, 2019 (AFP) - The Tokyo 2020 Olympic marathons will start at 6:00am, organisers announced Tuesday, after doctors warned of deadly medical emergencies in the Japanese capital's stifling summer heat.
The men's 50km race walk will start even earlier, at 5:30am, with organisers saying they had taken medical advice into account in timetabling the ...

 

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