REALLY HOT

Heat Hampers Boston Marathon

This isn’t a good sign: because of scorching weather in Boston, organizers of the city’s marathon asked participants to consider sitting it out. The 27,000 runners had low-70s temperatures as the race began, but forecasts call for temperatures to hit the mid-80s by the race’s end. In a startling email to runners, the race organizers reminded them that the Boston Marathon was an “experience” and not a “race.” Luckily the brave athletes taking on the 26.2-mile run will not have to deal with humidity.