On Road Racing
BAA’s heat plans saved day for Boston Marathon
For days Boston Athletic Association officials had known that they likely would be dealing with a midsummer day’s nightmare on Patriots Day. Cloudless skies, temperatures in the mid-80s and nearly 27,000 registrants who were determined to get to Copley Square if it killed them. Yet all but 328 of the 22,863 entrants who collected their numbers started Monday’s 116th Boston Marathon and 21,603 of the starters - almost 96 percent - finished.