Marathon Canceled – level 1
Every year, thousands of runners look forward to the New York City Marathon. It is the biggest marathon in the world. Last year, more than 53,000 people take part.
However, this year, many runners are sad. Organizers cancel the New York City Marathon. Organizers say the race is not safe. Problems with the coronavirus continue in the US. Too many people can be in one place.
Runners will get their money back. It is also possible to use the money for one of the next marathons. People can take part in a special virtual race this fall. The date of the next New York Marathon is November 7, 2021.
Difficult words: marathon (a specific type of long race that is 26 miles or 385 yards), look forward (to be excited about something that will happen in the future), virtual (something that happens on the Internet or in an electronic device).
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