This is odd. Yes it is hot today in Chicago, but I never have seen the LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon get canceled or stopped due to weather concerns. I guess they figure that no one was anticipating this kind of hot humid weather when they trained for it over the past 6 months. Currently my thermometer shows 86 degrees farenheight, but it was supposed to get up to 90 degrees today too. They did get a winner and finisher in the marathon before it was halted at the 3 hour mark half way through. Kenyan Patrick Ivuti won the marathon by one 500th of a second with the last final stretch being neck and neck sprint the whole way. There were 36,000 runners participating in the Chicago Marathon today and I am sure none of them were thrilled with the hot humid weather that we got during the race. One runner was reported to have died, a man who was 35 and from Michigan. It is unseasonably warm for this time of year. I have not had an October I can remember where I have had to run my air conditioning like this before. I am not sure if it is global warming? or something else happening, but it is really hot.