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Athletes Grateful For Cool Sacramento Weather At Track And Field Championships


The temperature barely broke 80 degrees at the U.S.A. Track and Field Championships in Sacramento today.

The cool temperatures are just fine with Aaron Braun. He runs the 10,000 meters.  He says long-distance runners must account for the weather when determining a strategy for a race.

"Especially over 10k.  The race lasts almost half an hour," Braun says. "And so, if it's really hot, you really have to adjust your effort to make sure that you're gonna have a kick at the end of the race. The cool weather definitely helps. You can be more agressive earlier in the race."

Braun will run in the finals of the 10,000 meters this evening on the new track at Sacramento State University. 

The National Weather Service says the temperatures should reach the upper 90's by the event's final day, Sunday. Braun says that should make the sprinters happy.  They say they go faster as the temperature rises.

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