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Marathon grants 2,160 deferments

Updated: May 23, 2012, 1:06 PM ET
Associated Press

BOSTON -- Boston Marathon officials have granted 2,160 deferments into the 2013 race to runners who opted to sit out this year because of the heat.

Boston Athletic Association spokesman Marc Davis says those runners will have a chance to register in August, before the rest of the field sign up. The B.A.A. doesn't know how many will take up the offer.

The total field will remain at 27,000.

With temperatures forecast in the high 80s, the B.A.A. encouraged runners to skip April's ...

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