Vermont City Marathon halted due to high temperatures

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BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Organizers of the Vermont City Marathon in Burlington called off the race Sunday due to high temperatures.

The race was called at about noon. Temperatures were hovering in the high 80s at that time.

Aware of the forecast, RunVermont set up additional relief efforts. Misting stations, ice drops and roving “ice patrols” were added in an effort to keep the runners cool.

Organizers also increased water stacks by about 15 percent.

The race started at 8 a.m. and winners had crossed the finish line well before the race was called. Thirty-six-year-old Matt Pelletier of Oneco, Connecticut, won for the sixth time. Twenty-seven-year-old Madeline Duhon of Somerville, Massachusetts, won for the first time.

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