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Olympic marathons to beat deadly heat with 6 am start

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The Tokyo 2020 Olympic marathons will start at 6:00 am after doctors warned of deadly medical emergencies in the Japanese capital’s stifling summer heat. The men’s 50km race walk will start even earlier, at 5:30 am, with organizers saying they had taken medical advice into account in timetabling the events. Other sports, including rugby sevens, triathlon, and mountain biking have also seen schedules shifted.