The invasion of Ukraine by Russia which Belarus supported, has led to athletes from both countries to be banned from many sports around the world.
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Runners from Russia and Belarus who are currently residing in either country will not be allowed to compete in the 2022 Boston Marathon, the Boston Athletic Association announced yesterday.
They will also not be permitted to compete in the B.A.A. 5K.
The announcement said Russian and Belarusian citizens who are not residents in either country will be able to compete, however they wont be able to run under the flags of their country.
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