2021 Paris marathon to be run October 17 - organisers


FILE PHOTO: Runners make their way past the Eiffel Tower as they participate in the 42nd Paris Marathon, in France, April 8, 2018. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

PARIS (Reuters) - Next year's Paris marathon will be held on Oct. 17, six months later than scheduled, amid the COVID-19 crisis, organisers said on Tuesday.

"Every effort will be made to ensure that the autumn race takes place in safe conditions and in strict compliance with the health regulations in force," Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) said in a statement.

This year's event had already been cancelled because of the pandemic, and the 2021 race was initially scheduled to take place on April 11.

(Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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