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Peachtree Road Race 2012: Temps Starting To Climb As Event Nears Completion

The 2012 Peachtree Road Race caught a break this morning with temperatures in the low 70s at start time. Some winds have helped to keep runners cooler and many said that the temperatures and high humidity weren't that bad.

The Atlanta Track Club unveiled a flag system along the race route to alert runners of the changing conditions on the track. The race began this morning with yellow flags displayed that meant use caution. Flags recently were changed to red which means use extreme caution but the majority of the race is now over.

Many feared much worse conditions for the race given the recent heat wave that has blanketed Atlanta and the southeast. The Atlanta Track Club worked hard to prepare runners for the extreme conditions to make sure that everyone was prepared for the event.

For more on running check out SB Nation's running blog Stride Nation and for more on the Peachtree Road Race check out SB Nation Atlanta.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.