United States: Thousands of private foreign runners from New York Marathon

The New York marathon will take place on November 7, the day before the reopening of the United States borders closed for a year and a half.

Le Monde with AFP

One day near, thousands of foreign runners, including European, British, Indian and Chinese nationals, will not be able to participate in the mythical marathon of New York. It takes place on November 7, the day before the surveillance of the “Travel Ban”, involving the reopening of the borders of the United States closed for a year and a half.

The observation has been established in a discreet release of the organizers of the race, Nyrr, published Friday, October 15 at night on their website. “International participants who can not go to the United States due to the prohibition of the President of the United States [dating from Donald Trump’s presidency in the spring of 2020] will be eligible to postpone their entry to the New Marathon of New York of 2022 “, reports the press release.

It will, however, that the appointed participants “claim” their postponement on the 2022 edition between “on October 21 and November 3, 2021”, against the sum of “75 dollars”. Before you can re-register at the beginning of next year. Any cancellation for the 2021 edition will not be refunded.

The return of the marathon

After more than eighteen months of closing from their borders, the United States announced on Friday that they would reopened on November 8 for the millions of prohibited travelers to enter because of the pandemic, but Provided that they are vaccinated against CVIV-19.

The marathon organizers referred to the list drawn up by the American health authorities of the countries concerned for a year and a half by the prohibition of traveling, except for a compelling reason: it is all the European countries of space Schengen, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Brazil, South Africa, India, China and Iran.

The New York marathon – which ends at Central Park after crossing large New York bridges – had been canceled in 2020, a terrible year for the pandemic megacity. The 2021 edition, the e had to accommodate some 33,000 riders, or 60% of the 53,000 recorded in 2019.

Before the pandemic, the mythical marathon created in 1970 attracted more than 250,000 tourists every year, for an economic impact estimated at $ 415 million in 2015.

/Media reports.