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).
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 ... Read Post
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
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