Boston Marathon runners told to take shelter

Brunilde Fioravanti
Aprile 15, 2019

The Boston Marathon has announced several adjustments for the world's oldest annual marathon because of the stormy forecast. Marathons are always challenging, but sometimes Mother Nature has a way of making them even more punishing.

Update: Bus loading for participants in the 2019 Boston Marathon has resumed. Boston will see a few showers cross the area Monday morning, and some could be heavy - but rain should be east of the area by 9 a.m. But it's not as cold as expected, with temperatures in the 60s as runners arrived instead of the 30s that were initially forecast.

Defending champions Des Linden and Yuki Kawauchi have said they're not bothered by the forecast for a rainy, windy day because they won previous year in similar conditions.

Organizers also eliminated a 25-minute gap in the start times for two waves of runners.

Boston may be in for heavy rain and possibly a thunderstorm, according to the National Weather Service, and wind gusts could reach 28 miles per hour. There is a 90 percent chance of rain with isolated thunderstorms.

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