abc
QUICK LINKS:

Minneapolis Marathon Canceled Due to Weather

Created: 06/01/2014 2:28 PM KAALtv.com

AP-MN--Minnesota Storms-Lightning

Minneapolis Marathon canceled due to weather

Eds: APNewsNow.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Organizers have canceled the Minneapolis Marathon due to lightning and heavy downpours.

The race was scheduled to begin Sunday at 6:30 a.m. The start was delayed for more than an hour before officials decided to call off the marathon, half-marathon and relay races.

Organizers posted a statement on Facebook citing lightning strikes on the course and predictions of further severe weather. They say it was a "very difficult call" but one made with the safety of runners in mind.

The National Weather service says 2 to 5 inches of rain have fallen, and another 3 inches could fall as the storms continue through Monday.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

The Minneapolis Marathon has been canceled due to weather.
Minneapolis Marathon


Wind Advisory

MN AREAS AFFECTED: Blue Earth; Brown; Chippewa; Faribault; Freeborn; Lac Qui Parle; Martin; Nicollet; Redwood; Renville; Swift; Waseca; Watonwan; Yellow Medicine
Expires: 11/24/2014 6:00 PM

Wind Advisory

IA AREAS AFFECTED: Calhoun; Carroll; Cerro Gordo; Emmet; Greene; Hancock; Humboldt; Kossuth; Palo Alto; Pocahontas; Sac; Webster; Winnebago; Worth; Wright
Expires: 11/24/2014 6:00 PM