Monday, April 16, 2012

Boiling in Boston ... also in Boise?

Posted By on Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 3:05 PM

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In one of the slowest Boston Marathons in recent history, Kenya's Wesley Korir defeated an impressive field for the victory this morning—and he took nearly 10 minutes longer to do it than last year's winner, Geoffrey Mutai. Blame it on unseasonably warm temperatures, which rose into the muggy mid-80s by the conclusion of the race.

If the Boston Marathon is Massachussetts' claim to fame in running, then surely the annual Race to Robie Creek is Idaho's equivalent. After all, some claim that "the toughest half marathon in the West" is just as challenging as an average marathon. In an unexpected plot twist, Boise's upcoming weekend weather forecast promises Robie runners a Boston-like temperature spike of above 80 degrees, which will be the warmest temperature so far in 2012. Granted, local spring weather has felt a little bi-polar lately, but I'm willing to bet current course records for Robie will stick around for at least one more year.

Anyone out there think they can beat the odds?

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