Boston Marathon organizers prepare for another rainy race

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Marathon has announced several adjustments for the world’s oldest annual marathon because of the stormy weather forecast.

Organizers of the 123rd race are preparing for rain, strong winds and morning temperatures in the 30s on Monday, with the potential for windchills in the low 30s.

There will be additional medical vehicles to pick up athletes who can’t complete the course. Tent walls and heat will be added at the staging areas and additional ponchos. And hand warmers will be distributed to volunteers.

Organizers also eliminated a 25-minute gap in the start times for two waves of runners.

If the forecast holds, it will be the second year in a row that the race has been plagued by rainy, windy and generally miserable conditions.

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