Boston Marathon returns to full capacity in 2022, participants must be vaccinated

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FILE – In this April 15, 2019, file photo, the elite men break from the start of the 123rd Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass. Next year’s Boston Marathon has been postponed. The Boston Athletic Association says that it won’t hold the race as scheduled in April because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers say it will be put off “at least until the fall of 2021.” This year’s marathon was initially postponed until the fall and later canceled outright. (AP Photo/Stew Milne, File)

BOSTON (WWLP) – The Boston Marathon will once again have 30k runners when it returns to Patriot’s Day in 2022.

Next year will mark its 126th running event and all runners are required to be fully vaccinated in order to participate.

The Boston Athletic Association said in a statement this years marathon was run in October for the first time and with a smaller field of a 20k people. The president of the athletic association said that 93% of this year’s participants were vaccinated.

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