Green Bay Marathon halted because of heat


For the second consecutive year, Green Bay Cellcom Marathon officials will spend the days after the race facing questions.

The 2012 race was canceled Sunday after heat and humidity sent about 20 runners to area hospitals, left scores more requiring on-site medical evaluation, and threatened to overwhelm emergency responders. Organizers stopped the race at the two hour, 35 minute mark, though many runners ignored warnings and completed the course….

In 2011, organizers discovered after the race that they had set the course to be 800 feet too long. They adjusted runners’ times after discovering the mistake….

Via Green Bay Press-Gazette.

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