The 50th edition of the New York marathon, the most prestigious in the world, after the break last year due to the consequences of the global COVID-19 pandemic, is back to running on a day of great celebration in the North American city.
The men's race saw the victory of Kenyan Albert Korir, while countrywoman Jepchirchir triumphed in the women's competition. As usual, there were thousands of attendees, with crowds supporting them all along the way, with flags and cheers, from Staten Island to Brooklyn, from Manhattan to Queens.
After the competition between professionals, the competition turns into a big party. This year there were only just over 33,000 participants, the overwhelming majority of them Americans, as the United States will reopen its borders to the rest of the world only in the next few hours, putting an end to the restrictions on travel related to the vaccinated.
sanitary emergency. The marathon was the last missing piece among the reopening of New York, as the organizers and mayor Eric Adams point out. Larry Trachtenberg, a 77-year-old New Yorker, crossed the finish line, who at the age of 16 participated in the first legendary Big Apple marathon, that of September 13, 1970.
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Gaudenzi: "Novak Djokovic did not say he was not vaccinated"
"As things stand now, I still don't know if I'm going to Melbourne. I don't want to reveal whether or not I am vaccinated, it is a private matter and an inappropriate question.
These days people go too far in taking the liberty to ask questions and judge a person, I don't want to participate in this war." In a recent interview with local media, Novak Djokovic once again clarified his position for the upcoming Australian Open.
The Australian Grand Slam could become the first international tournament open to vaccinated athletes only, but there are still many knots to be solved. According to the journalist Ben Rothenberg, in fact, the players of the WTA Tour would have received a letter from the Women's Tennis Association that would open up the possibility of seeing even unvaccinated players on the field, who would however have to serve a strict 14-day quarantine.
In recent days there has been a lot of talk about Djokovic and his final decision and, in this sense, the statements made by the president of the ATP Andrea Gaudenzi during the presentation of the Finals in Turin are interesting.
"Novak did not say that he was not vaccinated, but only that he did not want to declare it", explained Gaudenzi in the words reported by Sky Sport. "This does not pose problems for the conduct of the tournament or for anything else.
The vaccination obligation is not foreseen in Turin, we adapt and follow the rules of local governments. Everyone will follow the protocols, the event will be held regularly. I am convinced that we will show how big Italy, Turin and Piedmont are.
As an Italian, I am proud that it takes place in Turin, just as I am proud that most of the players are under 25. They represent the future of our sport and we are in good hands for a splendid future. Tennis is a truly global sport. We are the candidates to be the second and third sport in the world and we are very close to this result."