Runners living in Russia or Belarus banned from Boston Marathon

Runners living in Russia and Belarus will not be allowed to compete in the world’s oldest annual marathon this year, race organizers announced on Wednesday.

The Boston Athletic Association announced on Wednesday that Russians and Belarusians, who were previously accepted into the 2022 Boston Marathon and are currently residing in either country, will no longer be allowed in the competition. Russian and Belarusian citizens that are not residents of either country will be able to compete but cannot run under the flag of either country, according to the BAA.

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