Hot, hu­mid weather can­cels marathon

Truro Daily News - - CANADA -

MON­TREAL — Or­ga­niz­ers of the Mon­treal Marathon are can­celling this week­end’s race due to con­cerns about hot and hu­mid weather.

Race or­ga­niz­ers say that 5,000 peo­ple were signed up to run the 42.195-kilo­me­tre event, but the safety of par­tic­i­pants is paramount. Tem­per­a­tures are ex­pected to hit 28 C on Sun­day, which could feel like 38 C with hu­mid­ity.

Louis Mala­fa­rina, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Oa­sis Mon­treal Marathon, says or­ga­niz­ers are dis­ap­pointed but con­sulted with health and city of­fi­cials be­fore mak­ing the de­ci­sion.

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