The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta’s extreme heat has broken, but the 60,000 runners in the AJC Peachtree Road Race will still face potentially dangerous conditions during the 6.2-mile race Wednesday morning.
Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Karen Minton is predicting race-time temperatures at 7:30 a.m. between 73 and 76 degrees with humidity of 84 to 87 percent. And by the time most of the average runners begin their run, temperatures will be even hotter.
Those conditions are a cause for concern, said Dr. Joe Wilson, the race’s medical director.
“It’s fortunately not going to be as difficult as if we’d run on Saturday, but it will still be a little warmer than the average July 4th,” Wilson told the AJC Tuesday. He said that under such conditions runners should use extreme caution and temper their finish time expectations.
“It’s not the time to do