BOSTON (WHDH) - From blazing heat to nor’easters, runners in the Boston Marathon have dealt with all kinds of weather conditions over the years.
The 122nd Boston Marathon will be run amidst rain showers and whipping headwinds.
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“If it weren’t for the wind, it would be perfect conditions,” one runner said. “You know, cold and rainy. Thirty mile per hour headwind, that’s gonna make it a little interesting.”
This isn’t the first time that runners have dealt with tough weather.
In 2012, temperatures reached 89 degrees. It was so hot, runners finished an average of nine minutes slower than the previous years.
A nor’easter blew through Boston in 2007, prompting concerns that the race would be canceled.
Temperatures skyrocketed to 100 degrees in 1976, forcing more than 40 percent of the runners to drop out.
In 1970, a cold and wet weather forecast left temperatures in the low 40s.
When Kathrine Switzer made history as the first woman to run the race with an official bib in 1967, the race was run among strong winds and sleet.
Runners will face rain showers, with the possibility of heavy downpours, during the 2018 race. Temperatures won’t get above the low 40s.
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