Boston Marathon times likely to get slower as climate changes

April 12th, 2013

Recent research by biology professor Richard Primack and a group of graduate students predicts that climate change may result in slower times for future runners in the Boston Marathon.

“We found that warmer temperatures on the day of the race slow winning times such as occurred in last year’s hot weather when the winning men’s time was nine minutes slower than it had been in the cool-weather race of 2011,” said Primack.

Read about their study here or visit Prof. Primack’s blog for more information.

Contact Primack at (617) 353-2454 or

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