Boston Marathon Weather: Not as Crazy as You Think .........March 28th, 2013
Weather often becomes a preoccupation as a big race nears. That’s especially so for the Boston Marathon, which has a reputation for meteorological extremes that thwart months of training.
The Boston Marathon’s weather history is littered with years in which temperatures reached beyond the mere unseasonable. There has been the absurd: 84-degree heat on an uncured road “melting runners’ shoes” in 1927. And there has been the downright oppressive: Temperatures along the course during the 1976 Boston Marathon reportedly peaked in the mid-90s, earning the race its “Run for the Hoses” moniker. Temperatures also hit the mid-80s in 2004, 1987 and 1954.
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