a few thoughts:
- one of the best finishes every for both the men and women. I saw the female finish occurring about 2 minutes before it happens. Whenever an inexperienced runner starts high-fiving fans, you know bad things are going to happen. That Romanian women is either going to be a star or will never be heard from again. Its probably 50/50
- The guy who won was running in his second marathon and the women who should hIave won was running in her first. Can you think of any other high-profile sport or competition wear people who are competing for the first time have a legitimate chance to win. And don't say world series of poker. Most of the online qualifiers had to win very difficult tournaments in order to qualify.
- Its quite sad that one of the runner died, however, I think we are lucky only one did. People die in this every year. I honestly thought at least 10 people would die today. Morbid but true. At least 20,000 runners were smart enough to not start or not try to finish. Admittedly, I am not a runner, but you must be one crazy motherfucker in order to run marathons.