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2018 BOSTON MARATHON WINNER, JAPAN'S YUKI KAWAUCHI.
CLAY SHAW PHOTO

Torrential Rain, Strong Winds Greet Boston Runners

BY CLAY SHAW

BOSTON, MA--Kudos to the Boston Marathon, held April 16, for holding it in about as bad as weather as can be without snow or ice.  A big congratulations to all the participants, volunteers, and other brave souls.  The weather decimated the invited elite fields, and made for some interesting new heroes to our sport.  For Karen and I, we watched the elite women battle through brutal rain, cold, and wind in the Boston Marathon press room.  We ventured out in fowl-weather gear and protected our camera. We turned our backs to the prevailing weather coming in from the east.  The runners were running straight into it most of the way on the point-to-point course. 

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