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Tokyo retains marathon events as Paralympics finale, IPC hails preparations

Andrew Parsons, president of the IPC (by Jörg Schüler/Getty Images)

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has confirmed that marathon events at the 2020 summer Paralympic Games will remain in Tokyo, but it has brought forward start times of para triathlon events amid ongoing concerns over warm weather in the city.

The decisions were announced today (Thursday) at the end of the eighth IPC Tokyo 2020 Project Review. The IPC said its decision on marathon events was made following a “thorough analysis” of 2019 heat and humidity data and after consultation with athletes during November’s World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai.

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