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Sloshin' 2, Hypothermia Boogaloo: Cold rain may meet LA Marathon runners on Sunday

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L.A. Marathon 2012 runners may be racing in the rain for the second year in a row, according to the National Weather Service.

The 26-mile feat of strength begins March 18 at 7:24 a.m. at Dodger Stadium, and will likely have a weather component added in for extra challenge.

Sunday's runners can expect rainshowers throughout the day, while temperatures are not expected to break 55 degrees.

Last year, more than 300 Los Angeles Marathoners were evaluated for hypothermia following the deluge de résistance. At least 20 people were hospitalized for a variety of ailments.

Event registration for the amibitious and admirable is still open.


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