Hot, humid weather cancels marathon
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.