One of the “Golden Rules” of marathoning is a good day for spectators is a bad day for racing. For the third year in a row, temps were ideal for marathon-watching but brutal for marathon running. Actually, the temps weren’t all that bad—it was 59 degrees at the start under a cloud cover—but the humidity soared to nearly 90 percent, making for extremely difficult conditions for the 13,000 runners in the combined marathon and half marathon fields.

Complete article HERE.