Boston Marathoners Face Driving Rain and Blustery Wind


The 2018 Boston Marathon gets underway in a downpour.

Mary Schwalm/Associated Press

BOSTON — Boston Marathon runners on Monday faced teeming rain and the coldest temperatures at the starting line in 30 years. When the race began, the temperature hovered at 38 degrees, and a 10 mile an hour headwind blew in runners’ faces.

“The cold, the wet and the rain – that’s the three worst things you can have, and you have that in one race,” Abdi Abdirahman, a four-time United States Olympian said on Sunday night. “A lot of guys have been talking about it, trying to be the tough guy and say, ‘Oh, I’m not worried about it, I will just have to deal with it.’ But you…

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