Friday, January 12, 2007

Race Day Weather

With no one really knowing what's going to happen with a cool front headed this way on Sunday, a portion of the press conference was taken up with weather-related questions.

The forecast is for mid-to-upper 60s at the start, but a front could come through with some rain that could drop temps as much as 20 degrees during the race.

Rice men's cross country and track coach Jon Warren, the analyst on Sunday's Channel 13 telecast of the race, asked, "Since there are two rabbits set to run a 2:10 marathon pace and given the weather forecast, will the runners make adjustments."

Two-time defending champ David Cheruiyot's one-word answer was, "No."

That brought some laughter from the assembled media.

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