- Associated Press - Saturday, May 27, 2017

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont City Marathon is starting an hour earlier this year after the event was shut down mid-race last year due to extreme heat.

About 8,000 runners are expected to take part in the annual marathon in Burlington on Sunday that could draw as many as 20,000 spectators.

The Burlington Free Press reports that the city fire department assisted or evaluated 59 people during the race last year, and 10 of them were treated for exertional heat stroke.

The race now will start at 7 a.m. to allow runners more time to race in cooler temperatures.

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Information from: The Burlington Free Press, https://www.burlingtonfreepress.com


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