Tokyo Olympic marathon, race walk schedules revised for Sapporo

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The Tokyo Olympic marathons and race walks, which were moved 500 miles north to Sapporo over heat concerns, have a revised schedule at the new venue.

The distance events will be held at Sapporo Odori Park with 1km and 2km loops for the race walk and a 20km (12.4-mile) loop for the first stage of the marathon. World Athletics and Tokyo 2020 are in discussions for the second half of the course with a decision on overall operations planned by mid-December.

Original Schedule in Tokyo
Friday, July 31 — Men’s 20km Race Walk (6 a.m.)
Sunday, Aug. 2 — Women’s Marathon (6 a.m.)
Friday, Aug. 7 — Women’s 20km Race Walk (6 a.m.)
Saturday, Aug. 8 — Men’s 50km Race Walk (5:30 a.m.)
Sunday, Aug. 9 — Men’s Marathon (6 a.m.)

New Schedule in Sapporo
Thursday, Aug. 6 — Men’s 20km Race Walk (4:30 p.m.)
Friday, Aug. 7 — Men’s 50km Race Walk (5:30 a.m.)
Friday, Aug. 7 — Women’s 20km Race Walk (4:30 p.m.)
Saturday, Aug. 8 — Women’s Marathon (7 a.m.)
Sunday, Aug. 9 — Men’s Marathon (7 a.m.)

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