People battle the heat during Roswell Senior Olympics

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ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – It was another hot afternoon across New Mexico. One of hottest spots in the state is down south, with temperatures in the triple digits and people are struggling to beat the heat.

Some athletes competing in the Senior Olympics in Roswell are trying everything to keep cool.

It was 107 degrees in Roswell Wednesday afternoon. That’s the way it’s been all week, with temperatures in the triple digits every day.

This is the second longest stretch of consecutive days above 100 degrees in Roswell. It will likely be the longest stretch ever by the end of the week.

So far to date, this is the warmest July on record and people are definitely taking notice.

“It’s unbelievably hot today,” said Geraldine Crawford, who was in Roswell Wednesday.

The Senior Olympics are in Roswell this week. Athletes over 50 are competing more than 107 events. Wednesday was just registration day, but people were already feeling the heat.

Athletes say performing in this heat may be difficult.

“The afternoon games I think it’s going to be real hot for, and I don’t know some of them might not even make it through those afternoon games,” said Crawford.

Everyone at the games is doing everything they can to stay cool.

“Drinking lots of water, making sure I have bottled water after bottled water after more bottled water,“ said Ashley Martinez, who has a booth set up at the Senior Olympics.

Many say that although it’s hot, that won’t hold them back from enjoying the event.

“I feel great, I’m ready to go, I get excited about all these events no matter what the temperature is,” Nick Blea, who is competing in the Senior Olympics.

So far this month in Roswell, temperatures have reached to or above 100 degrees every day.

The Senior Olympics started Wednesday and will last until Saturday. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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