Based on the current trajectory of the Covid-19 disease, mid-September might still be too soon to start flying people across oceans and continents safely without adequate testing procedures in place. So another alternative solution would be to limit the 2020 Boston Marathon to American-only elites.
All those American athletes who ran in the Olympic Trials Marathon in Atlanta in February? Well, here would be a second chance at glory in 2020, though of a different kind. And as with the idea of a medical-teams relay, the American—only Elite format would also tie directly into Boston’s history.
According to the Boston Athletic Association’s History of the Boston Marathon, “Monday, April 19, 1897: the Boston Marathon was originally called the American Marathon and was the final event of the B.A.A. Games.”
PS. If you missed his 1st two ideas they were 1) elite only race (but with foreigners) 2) A relay race of medical professionals only