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Apr 15, 2019; Boston, MA, USA; Boston police cross the finish line ahead of the 2019 Boston Marathon. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

By Alex Barth,

Boston mayor Marty Walsh announced Friday morning that the 124th running of the Boston Marathon has been postponed to September 14. It’s the first time in the history of the race it won’t be run on the third Monday of April.

Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker said he plans to file a bill in the coming days that would make the new date a state holiday. The Marathon brings in over $200 million for local businesses, and the state will use the weekend to help those struggling due to the current climate.

Mayor Walsh stressed that those who were scheduled to run should not run the course next Monday, as there will be no security or road closures and it could take away from necessary emergency personnel.

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