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Hot Temps Forecasted For Flying Pig Marathon

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published May. 4, 2012
  • Updated May. 4, 2012 at 10:14 AM UTC
Safety-conscious runners can defer their Flying Pig Marathon entry until next year. Photo: KY post

Officials are offering deferrals for safety purposes.

First it was the Boston Marathon and now, this weekend, hot weather will be striking the Flying Pig Marathon in Cincinnati.

Temperatures are expected to be in the 80s, which is prompting race organizers to allow safety-conscious runners the chance to defer their race entry until next year.

“The safety of our participants is out utmost concern,” said marathon executive director Iris Simpson-Bush. “We know that some of our runners and walkers who have not trained in warmer weather may not feel comfortable participating in temperatures like we are expecting.”

The race starts at 6:30 a.m. At that time, temperatures should be in the 60s, but will rise steadily throughout the morning.

Runners interested in deferring until next year still need to pick up their race packets on Friday or Saturday at the Duke Energy Convention Center. They will then need to turn them back in. Deferred runners will not receive that standard “race goodies” such as technical tee shirt, tote bag, and poster.

For More: KY Post 

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at Competitor.com and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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