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A soggy start to the Toronto marathon?


About 150,000 spectators are expected to attend Sunday's event
About 150,000 spectators are expected to attend Sunday's event

Staff writers

October 13, 2012 — Runners may have a few puddles to contend with during Sunday's Toronto marathon.

Breezy conditions could pose a challenge to participants
Breezy conditions could pose a challenge to participants

If you're one of the 25,000 runners taking part in the Toronto marathon on Sunday, you may want to bring along your rain gear.

A system tracking in from the U.S. will be bringing drizzle and light winds to the region, starting Saturday evening.

"Runners can expect breezy conditions, with sustained winds of about 35 kilomteres per hour," says Gerald Cheng, a meteorologist at The Weather Network. "Plan for light rain in the morning. That should ease up by the afternoon, but a few showers throughout the day can't be ruled out."

This year, event organizers hope to raise $3.7 million to benefit 167 local charities.

About 150,000 people are expected to attend the marathon -- and The Weather Network's Farah Dhalla will be among them.

Tune into The Weather Network on TV as she reports LIVE from the event Sunday morning.


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