He will turn 50 will running 135 miles.
Most coaches caution runners to change up their routines.
The early summer temps are in the high 80s--a challenge for competitors.
And there's no catch: it's free.
It will be 70 degrees by the time many runners finish the race.
Organizers blamed a supplier for the mishap.
He had finished second in the past two years.
The race-day conditions were brutal.