Boston Marathon Runners
Soaked & Trash Baggin’
In Crazy Rain Storm
4/16/2018 8:43 AM PDT
The field of about 30,000 competitors are gonna have to be Boston Strong to make it through today’s race — attempting to run 26-plus miles through a damn flood and winds approaching 40 MPH.
Is THIS the year that an American woman captures the @bostonmarathon title for the first time since 1985? The elites are off!
— NBCSN (@NBCSN) April 16, 2018
Race officials also say it’s the coldest marathon in 30 years … with a starting temp of 38 degrees.
It was a pretty crazy scene at the starting line — athletes fitted in bandanas, ponchos and trash bags — and it’s only expected to get wetter with the rain picking up in the afternoon.
Watch your steps, people.