Post by Geoff Rove
Since we have the climate of Kentucky now it's great to exercise by lake swimming. Tomorrow those marathon runners will bake in the heat and hurry to soak their acking soles in the welcoming waters.
Lunch today is left over gyros slices, mustard, banana peppers slices on Bezos seed bread( not organic), half organic apple and a Dew.
Morning train had some Fright Fest attendees heading to 6 flags.
Remember this 2007 clusterfuck:
Published October 8, 2007
Heat Shuts Down Chicago Marathon, Leaves One Runner Dead, Scores Hospitalized
"CHICAGO – In scorching heat and high humidity, the Chicago Marathon took a deadly turn Sunday.
One runner died, at least 49 were hospitalized and thousands were denied the chance to
cross the finish line in the race long known for its brisk fall temperatures and flat terrain.
Paul Gardiner, a runner from England, said the weather made for a "brutal" run
"We were at about 18 miles and we heard they canceled it and that kind of sent
a little bit of concern through the crowd," he said. "It's just it's impossible to run."
The 88-degree heat and sweltering humidity were so draining that organizers shut
down the second half of the course 3 1/2 hours after the start.
About 10,000 of the 45,000 registered runners chose to not race in the heat despite
more mist stations, cooling buses and water-soaked sponges, while another 10,934
started but didn't finish, officials said.
An autopsy is scheduled for Monday for Chad Schieber, 35, of Midland, Mich.
He collapsed while running on the South Side and was pronounced dead shortly
before 1 p.m. at a Veteran's Affairs hospital, the Cook County medical examiner's office.
These were record temperatures for the Chicago Marathon, topping the mark of
84 degrees in 1979. Runners were diverted to the starting area, where they were
provided with medical attention and cooling misters. Shortages of water and
energy drinks were reported along the 26.2-mile route..."