April 15th, 2012
02:34 PM ET

Boston Marathon officials issue heat warning

Monday's Boston Marathon may not be as crowded as some had anticipated with temperatures expected to approach 90 degrees.

The Boston Athletic Association is allowing runners to defer their entry into the race until the 2013 marathon as a way of discouraging some from taking on what could be dangerously hot weather.

Watch the video to see who race officials are doing to prepare for the heat and what advice they're giving to even the most seasoned marathoner who decides not to take the day off.

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  1. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    Well under the circu mstance, why don't you just postpone the marathon ? Oh I know. Because it's a tradition and just think about all the revenue we'll lose and blah, blah, waa, waa. Be damned the health of the participants.

    April 15, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. @bobcat (in drag)

    Nobody cares what you think loser.

    April 15, 2012 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • bobcat (in a hat) ©

      ditto to you dragcat.

      April 15, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  3. social network

    I hope Gatorade is out in full force.

    April 15, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Philip

    Great. Now, runners who have enlarged hearts like Lance Armstrong's will have an even BIGGER unfair advantage. Armstrong's heart gave him a 20% advantage over his nearest rivals, who would have easily smoked him if they too had enlarged hearts.

    April 15, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. RUFFNUTT ( beer drinking , turkey hunting , trailer trash from belton missouri )

    forest gump never had these problems... he just ran....

    April 15, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    That's what Becky told him to do. Run Forrest run.

    April 15, 2012 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. RUFFNUTT ( beer drinking , turkey hunting , trailer trash from belton missouri )

    @PHIllip so we should eat some french fries before the race?

    April 15, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply

    thats death sentence lol hehe who gonna be there.

    April 15, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. RUFFNUTT ( beer drinking , turkey hunting , trailer trash from belton missouri )

    that's why i wear sunglasses when watching tv...
    i also wear a disguise so the goverment can't track me..
    most people don't know that tv's are2 -way.. send and recieve...

    April 15, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. That Girl

    I'm with bobcat (in a hat)©.
    They really should postpone it...

    April 15, 2012 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Katy

    Wow, Dr. Phil blogs on CNN? How cool is that?

    April 15, 2012 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • That Girl

      That would be really, REALLY hypocritical of Dr. Phil, him being on television and all. Talk about biting the hand that feeds you!

      April 15, 2012 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Katy

    So Dr. Phil, is that why they give sodium pills to atheletes?

    April 15, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Katy

    Been there, done that! And you sound exactly like my coach!

    April 15, 2012 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Katy

    Ty, and yea i knew most of that. And that girl that was a funny comment on the other blog about brain damage. My favorite thus far! Lol

    April 15, 2012 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. keef

    that has been proven to be incorrect. Carb loading does not work and makes the athlete sluggish due to the complex sugars

    April 15, 2012 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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