Montreal marathon cancelled due to hot, humid weather
Half-marathon, 5 km to go on as scheduled despite Environment Canada forecasting high of 28C
The Rock 'n' Roll Oasis Montreal Marathon has been cancelled due to overly hot and humid weather forecast on Sunday.
Environment Canada is forecasting a high of 28 Celsius. With the humidex, it may feel like 38.
The half-marathon and 10 km events will still take place in the morning, with the half-marathon scheduled to start an hour earlier than planned, at 7:30 a.m.
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The decision comes less than a month after two men died in separate athletic competitions in Quebec.
In late August, Maxime Pouliot Rochefort, a 30-year-old father from Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Que., collapsed two kilometres from the finish line at the half marathon event in Quebec City. He was pronounced dead in hospital.
A week earlier, a 42-year-old doctor from the Laurentians died after collapsing at the Ironman competition in Mont-Tremblant.
The Rock 'n' Roll Oasis Montreal's five-kilometre and "P'tit Marathon" will go on as scheduled on Saturday.
Marathon runners have the option of running the half-marathon, transferring to another open Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series event, or getting a refund for their registration fee.