Call it what you will, but while the Boston Athletic Association is dealing with the effects of too much snow on the starting grounds of the Boston Marathon as it counts down to Patriot’s Day April 20th, right now in Los Angeles the high heat warnings for this weekend have activated operational changes for Sunday’s 30th Asics Los Angeles Marathon. The following statement was released tonight by the L.A. Marathon office.
The current weather forecast for Sunday, March 15th calls for record high heat. The weather conditions pose a high level of risk for marathoners and all participants should be advised to take precaution. Everyone who participates should strongly consider running at a slower pace than they would normally plan to run a marathon.
The ASICS LA Marathon is taking the following measures to reduce the risks:
o Moving the ‘full field’ start time 30 minutes earlier – from 7:25 am to 6:55 am. (more…)