LONDON (AP) — London Marathon runners have been urged to reconsider dressing up in fancy costumes because Sunday’s race is set to be the warmest on record.
Forecasts indicate sunshine and a temperature of 23 degrees Celsius (74 F), beating the previous high of 22.2 in 2007.
Extra water, ice, showers and medical stations will be available to runners throughout the 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometer) course.
“Anyone wearing fancy dress, look at whether it’s appropriate in the conditions. If you think it’s not appropriate, don’t do it in fancy dress,” race director Hugh Brasher said Thursday. “People are urged to wear sunscreen and appropriate clothing. Listen to your body. Change your race plan.”
Most Read Sports Stories
- Gonzaga legend and Basketball Hall of Famer John Stockton draws ire for anti-vaccine comments
- Michigan defensive line twins Armon, Jayvon Parker announce dual commitments to UW Huskies
- Seahawks position review: Russell Wilson is still the Seahawks quarterback for now. But who will be behind him?
- Zion Tupuola-Fetui announces he'll return to UW for fifth season in 2022: 'Let's go to work'
- Here's how the overtime NFL playoff game between the Chiefs and Bills could have been even better