Runners put on alert that lightning could cancel Free Press Marathon


COMPLETE SEVEN-DAY FORECAST IN MINUTES. DETROIT MARATHON HAS NEVER BEEN CANCEL IN ITS 40-YEAR HISTORY.>>NO. JERMONT TERRY JOINS US. ORGANIZERS HAVE BEEN MEETING ALL NIGHT AND THEY WILL CONTINUE TO MEET OVERNIGHT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE PEOPLE WHO START THIS MARATHON FINISH SAFELY. OVER 26,000 ARE SIGNED UP. WE HAVE BEEN PLANNING THIS ALL YEAR LONG. WE GOT ALL OF OUR BESTEST FRIENDS HERE. THIS GROUP WILL RUN THE MARATHON IN A RELAY TEAM AND THEY’RE PUMP TO HIT THE PAVEMENT WE’RE ALL OVER. AS EXCITEMENT BUILDIN — BUILDS FOR RUNNERS ORGANIZERS WORK TO COMPLETE THE FINAL TOUCHLESS. TENTS ARE UP AND EVERYONE IS LOOKING UP.>>YEAH, WE HAVE NOTICED THE WEATHER, ABSOLUTELY. IT’S GOING TO BE A LITTLE WET TOMORROW. I HAVE A FEELING.>>RUNNERS DON’T MIND THE RAIN BUT IT’S THE THREAT OF THUNDERSTORMS THAT LIGHTNING COULD FOR FIRST TIME CANCEL THE 40th MARATHON WHICH RUNS THROUGH DETROIT AND WINDSOR. E-MAILS WENT OUT TO RUNNERS LETTING THEM KNOW ABOUT THE CHANCE FOR SEVERE WEATHER DURING THE RACE WHICH WOULD MEAN THE CANCELLATION OF THE ENTIRE MARATHON.>>WE NEVER CANCELLED THE RACE BEFORE ALL FINGERS ARE CROSSED. THE RARITY PUSHES THE SEVERE WEATHER OVER THE RACE WHERE MANY WILL BE CROSSING INTO CANADA. IF IT HAPPENS THEY WILL CLEAR THE PATH AND LAW ENFORCEMENT WILL DIRECT PEOPLE TO WE HAVE WEATHER FLACKS YOU FLY A BLACK FLAG.>>WOULD IT BE DISAPPOINTING.>>YEAH, ABSOLUTELY. I THINK SPENDING ALL THAT MONEY ON THE RACE AND NOT BEING ABLE TO RUN IT WILL BE DISAPPOINTING.>>BUT AS IT STANDS. THIS MARATHON IS STILL ON FOR TOMORROW. EVERYONE IS JUST HOPING THAT THE LIGHTENING STAYS AWAY BECAUSE THEY’RE WAKING UP TOMORROW MORNING READY TO RUN. JERMONT JERRY, LOCAL 4. IF YOU’RE HEADED DOWNTOWN FOR THE MARATHON RIGHT NOW ON CLICKONDETROIT.COM.COM WE HAVE A LISTING OF ALL THE TRAFFIC CLOSURES AND OF COURSE YOU WILL WANT TO STAY WITH LOCAL 4. ANDREW WILL HAVE AN UPDATED MARATHON FORECAST FOR YOU

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