SWEATY

Boston Marathon Faces Near-Record Temps

With temperatures expecting go above the 80-degree mark Monday for the Boston Marathon, organizers are offering a deferment option to the 27,000 registered runners. The heat can be dangerous for such strenuous activity. But this isn't the hottest weather Boston has gotten for the marathon—in 1909 the race was called "The Inferno" for its 97-degree weather, while the 1976 run was held in 100-degree heat and titled "Run for the Hoses," since it ended with the winner being cooled down with garden hoses. Deferment was also offered in 2010, when the volcano in Iceland stopped flights coming in from Europe.