- Associated Press - Friday, May 27, 2016

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Organizers of the 28th Vermont City Marathon are taking measures to prepare for extreme temperatures during the weekend race in Burlington.

RunVermont Executive Director Peter Delaney says his organization is planning additional relief efforts because temperatures during the race on Sunday were forecast to be in the 80s.

Delaney says misting stations, ice drops and roving “ice patrols” will be added to keep the 3,000 runners cool.

The race course isn’t being modified, but organizers are increasing water stacks by about 15 percent and expanding the race’s official time limit from six hours to six-and-a-half hours.

New runners who are only running a section of the course are encouraged to start early.

The race is expected to continue as normal.

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