With the Pittsburgh Marathon quickly approaching this Sunday, race officials say they’re prepared for the runners and the crowds. This year, there are more than 16,000 runners, walkers and wheelers registered to race.
Patrice Matamoros, Race Director, says there will be 13,000 gallons of water and 10,000 gallons of Gatorade along the course for participants. There will also be more than 350 medical volunteers. Marathon Medical Director Ronald Roth says runner safety is their top priority, and injuries are directly related to temperature and weather.