Tens of thousands of runners were present at the starting line of today's Boston Marathon, despite temperatures in the high 80s. But as many as 4,300 registered racers dropped out following warnings from officials that, for those who weren't used to running in the heat, the lengthy race could be excessively dangerous. Which doesn't mean it's not possible to run safely when the mercury rises--it just takes a little extra caution (and maybe a shorter distance).
Temperatures in the 80s have officials worried about how some of the 27,000 runners will cope with the heat. Canada's Joshua Cassidy, though, sped over the course to set a new record for the wheelchair competition. Read Post
Post by Jacqueline Burt I bet the runners who decided to sit out today's Boston Marathon -- over 4,000 of them, by the way -- weren't expecting to be sidelined by temperatures of over 80 degrees. (Not really typical mid-April in New... Read Post