rescheduling the marathon

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rescheduling the marathon

Post by Eureka » Mon Jul 26, 2004 8:27 am

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=s ... arathon_dc


It makes sense. It takes a lot, for a grown man to die from running.
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Post by Keesa » Mon Jul 26, 2004 11:39 am

It _would_ make more sense. I've often felt like I could die in August heat just by walking around, let alone running a marathon.

I found the reference at the end hilarious-the original marathon runner died because of the August heat, yadda yadda yadda, The men's marathon will be held Aug. 29 and the women's will be held August 22.

Are they trying for a reenactment or something? :shock:

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Post by Jefferson Cicero » Wed Jul 28, 2004 3:09 pm

I wonder how humid it is in Greece during those times of the year? In Arkansas, humidity makes eighty feel like a hundred, but in South Texas 120 degrees feels a lot more like eighty because of the lack of humidity. If Greece has low humidity in August, then the higher heat would not be as great a factor as it might seem. If it is high, then the original Marathon man accomplished a great act indeed. High humidity and high heat are deadly in combination.

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Post by Keesa » Wed Jul 28, 2004 11:03 pm

It would seem to me that it would be quite humid, indeed, being close to the sea; then again, the air often feels drier by the sea, at least around here.

I do agree about the humidity, though; Alabama is also quite humid, and nothing can be more horrid than a hot day with high humidity; "muggy", we call it. :)
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