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Boston Marathon 2012: Heat causes officials, runners to adjust

3 years agoSports : The Early Lead

The forecast calls for such unusually hot weather for the 116th Boston Marathon today that the Boston Athletic Association has offered runners the chance to sit this one out. With temperatures in the 85-90 range expected during the day, the BAA emailed the race’s 26,701 entrants Sunday to remind themof the risks of running in a “red-zone condition” and to give them the opportunity to defer entry until the 2013 race.
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