Ever Had A Race Canceled Moments Before The Start?

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    When it comes to running half marathons or marathons, there is a fair amount of training time that goes into getting ready for race day. Especially for marathons, there is the period of the taper that helps to allow your body to build back up so that you are in top form for race day. Can you imagine going through all of that time and training to be standing at the starting line and – the race gets canceled? You are standing at the start waiting for the all too familiar – “On your MARK! Get SET! GOOO!!!” Instead, it is heard that the race is delayed, and then canceled. That is what happened last year in Sheffield, UK before the start of their half marathon – with over 4,100 racers at the ready. Apparently, the organizers said their water supplier did not show up so they would have to cancel the race since they did not have adequate water for safety of the runners. Most of the runners went off... The post Ever Had A Race Canceled Moments Before The Start? appeared first on Running with Miles.

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