The 2014 Boilermaker Shadow Run, which was to be held at Camp Buerhing in Kuwait, has been cancelled due to high temperatures.

Boilermaker President Tim Reed says temperatures there have been averaging between 116 and 120 degrees, with no prospect of dropping in the long term forecast.

While we are honored that troops want to recreate a race that they love, safety must be paramount’ said Reed.  ‘We just want to see these courageous men and women come home safe and sound.’

Shadows runs are traditionally held the same day as the Boilermaker.

This would have been the seventh shadow run.

Three have taken place in Iraq and three in Afghanistan.