Saratoga Horse Race, NY Triathlon cancelled due to excessive heat

NEW YORK (WHDH) - Officials have made the decision to cancel Saturday’s Saratoga Horse Race and Sunday’s New York City Triathalon due to extreme heat.

The New York Racing Association is saying the decision is the responsible thing to do.

Saratoga Springs is expected to see a high of 110 degrees.

The heat wave is also too dangerous for athletes to participate in the triathlon.

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio is warning residents to take the heat wave seriously.

“I want to emphasize to everyone, this is a very, very difficult situation. Everyone’s got to take it seriously,” De Blasio said. “This is a potentially dangerous weather situation for a number of New Yorkers.”

The heat wave in New York is not expected to break for several days.

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