B Larner wrote:
"The conditions were tough. With zero cloud cover and very little wind, at the time of the 7:00 a.m. start at the Olympic Stadium it was 31.1˚C (87.98 F) with 68% humidity according to the thermometer I used during the run. The humidity rapidly rose and leveled off at 88%, while the temperature rose as high as 34.2˚C (93.56 F) at 9:30 a.m., roughly the time at which you'd expect the top woman to finish. "
I seriously think that's a joke. Why don't they hold the race in another Japanese town? I mean I've always said running in hot weather adn running in normal weather is too different sports for many people but this is extreme. Larner thinks they should hold the race at night to avoid the sunlight and rising temperatures. I agree. For some reason they are saying that that's too expensive. You don't have to light the whole course in a major city. I've run tons of road miles without dedicated lights.