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Northeast -- and Boston Marathon -- hit by blast of heat

2 years agoNews : Field Notes

Temperatures were 20 to 30 degrees above normal on Monday across the Northeast -- including the Boston area where thousands were participating in the Boston Marathon even though organizers encouraged the less-prepared runners to sit out the race until next year.
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Explosions rock finish of Boston Marathon; 2 killed and dozens hurt

News : The Daily Nightly (last year)

Two explosions went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing at least two people and injuring dozens more, as runners completed the course and thousands cheered them on. Race organizers described the blasts... Read Post

Boston Marathon Kicks Off Amid 'Dangerous' Heat

Sports : Sports from Newser (2 years ago)

The Boston Marathon kicked off this morning, despite heat forecasts so high that organizers urged runners to consider sitting the race out. Temperatures are expected to hit 88 degrees by 2pm, which would be a record and drastically ... Read Post

Boston Marathon officials issue heat warning

News : CNN's This Just In (2 years ago)

Monday's Boston Marathon may not be as crowded as some had anticipated with temperatures expected to approach 90 degrees. The Boston Athletic Association is allowing runners to defer their entry into the race until the 2013 marathon... Read Post


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