Those at the 34th annual Detroit Free Press Marathon are looking at terrific weather all day long as the runners complete their 26.2-mile run.
The morning brought crisp temperatures as the runners began their race, but the temperature is expected to rise throughout the day. As the heat increases, the humidity will fall. There is no forecast of precipitation today; the forecast calls for a 0 percent chance of rain from the morning until the late afternoon.
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A number of roads will be closed throughout the city due to the marathon. The Detroit Free Press lists the following 11 road closings:
W. Fort between Washington and Lodge Service Drive, 2 a.m.-6 p.m.
W. Lafayette between Washington and Lodge Service Drive, 2 a.m.-3 p.m.
Washington between W. Congress and Michigan, 6 a.m.-2 p.m.
W. Fort between Lodge Service Drive and W. Grand, 6-9 a.m.
Michigan between Sixth and Campus Martius, 6 a.m.-noon.
W. Congress between Woodward and Rivard, 6 a.m.-noon.
E. Lafayette between Rivard and Seminole,6 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
E. Jefferson between Crane and Mt. Elliott, 6 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
E. Larned exit ramp from Lodge Freeway, 6 a.m.-2 p.m.
I-375 to Lafayette exit ramp/service drive (closed south to Lafayette), 6 a.m.-2 p.m.
I-375 to W. Jefferson (restricted access to Jefferson and points south), 6 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Detroit Marathon began in 1978. Derek Nakluski of Canada won the 2011 marathon on the men's side, while Wioletta Kyrza of Poland won the women's race last year.