Stormy Weather Threatens to Wreak Havoc With Boston Marathon

Lawrence Kim
April 15, 2019

The 123rd Boston Marathon takes place Monday, and several runners with OR ties are among the contenders on what is expected to be rainy day. Marathons are always challenging, but sometimes Mother Nature has a way of making them even more punishing.

Former University of OR runner Jordan Hasay, who trains professionally with the Nike Project finished third in the 2017 Boston Marathon before missing previous year with an injury. Some 2,500 runners were treated by medical staff for hypothermia and other conditions related to the cold, wet weather.

This year's 123rd Boston Marathon doesn't look to be much better.

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

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

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. The chance of rain is 90% as of Saturday morning, but the forecast is calling for warmer temperatures than when the BAA issued its advisory.

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