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March 24, 2011

Forecast for Saturday's marathon in Washington: A bit chilly

According to, we can expect temperatures just above freezing for the Suntrust National Marathon on Saturday: As of this morning, the predicted high is 45°, with a potential low for the day of 35°.

I've been running in shorts lately, but that temperature range would definitely be tights/hat/gloves weather for me, especially considering the early 7 a.m. start time.

If you know someone who's running and you're trying to stake out a spot to watch, I suggest bringing a blanket. (One of our commenters has some advice on good viewing places too.)

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Posted by Patrick Maynard at 10:07 AM | | Comments (1)
Categories: National Marathon, Running, Washington, Weekend


I'm certainly not excited about the temperature for Saturday's race. I'm running the first leg for my relay team, so hopefully I'll be able to stay warm waiting for them at the finish!

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