The Boston Marathon is taking place Monday, and conditions are just about the furthest thing from ideal. The wet, windy forecast even cancelled a baseball game between the Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox one day in advance.
Nevertheless, the strong-willed runners are taking to the 26.2-mile course in hopes of securing a prestigious victory.
It’s fair to say that Twitter users are less enthused at the prospect of battling the elements. But that’s why we’re taking in the Marathon from our computers, not the Boston streets.
— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) April 16, 2018
I could train for 10 years for the Boston Marathon and if I got this weather I’d just be like “nah no thanks.”
— KFC (@KFCBarstool) April 16, 2018
Bless those souls running the Boston Marathon today, that weather makes me want to cry.
— Liz (@thelizlewis) April 16, 2018
Me watching the marathon: wow I’m SO INSPIRED I can do ANYTHING
Also me: yeah I’m not leaving the house in this weather
— Sarah E. Cheese (@saraherib) April 16, 2018
S/o to the Boston marathon runners cuz this weather is violating
— kwu (@lovinthewu) April 16, 2018
I don’t understand all the complaints with the weather during the Boston Marathon..
You need to be hydrated when you run, right?
Well there’s literally water falling from the sky.
Drink up #BostonMarathon
— WhatsGoodWater (@WhatsGoodWater) April 16, 2018
Running a marathon generally seems like the worst idea ever. But running one in the weather in Boston today seems extra outrageous.
— Sara G (@SGender) April 16, 2018
Watching this Boston marathon and I am dreading out out to pick up my kids in this weather much less run 26.2 #bostonmarathon
— nellie A. (@BklynActiveMama) April 16, 2018
I don't care if I trained 10 years for the Boston Marathon, no chance I'd run in that weather today.
Actually it could be 72 degrees and clear and I wouldn't run either, who am I kidding?
— Shaun Morash (@MrazCBS) April 16, 2018