Boston Marathon day boasts great forecast

By NEMS Daily Journal

BOSTON – A year after record-setting heat left organizers thinking about canceling the race, the forecast looked good for today’s edition
of the Boston Marathon.
Temperatures at sunrise will climb to the upper 40s by the time the race
starts in Hopkinton at 9 a.m. CDT It should be in the mid- to high 50s at the Back Bay finish line.
It hit a high of 89 degrees last year, when race organizers offered an unprecedented deferment to runners who opted to sit it out. About 2,300 people took them up on it and will run this year instead.
They’ll be part of the field of 27,000 for the 117th edition of the race.
At least a handful of area runners make the trip to Boston each year. We’ll try to have their results in Tuesday’s Journal.