Tokyo 2020: Women's Olympic marathon and all race walks rescheduled after Sapporo move

The women's marathon has been rescheduled (PA Images)
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The Tokyo 2020 women's Olympic marathon and all the race walking events have been rescheduled after the decision to relocate them to Sapporo was announced in October

The women's marathon has been moved from August 2 to August 8. 

Tokyo organisers have moved the dates to help the athletes who will now have to travel 500 miles north of the capital. This is due to temperatures regularly exceeding 30 degrees in the summertime.

The marathon and race walking events are all now scheduled to be held consecutively over four days from August 6-9. 

The women's 20km race will take place on August 7 and the men's marathon will be held on the 9th, the last day of the Games. Both the men and women will be starting the marathon at 7am local time.