Next year’s Tokyo Marathon has been rescheduled from 7 March to 17 October because of continuing concerns around the coronavirus crisis.
Around 38,000 runners are set to take part in the race but restricted entry into Japan and rules around big events has seen the race pushed back.
The pandemic forced the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to be postponed by a year.
The Games are set to start on 23 July 2021, and last month organisers said they had to go ahead “at any cost”.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has also said the Games will go ahead next year “with or without COVID”.