Not a lot to say that hasn’t been said all over. Pretty sad and despicable stuff.
On a private level, two things stick with me. Having recently had a marathon pulled out from me at the last minute for events out of my control, I can only imagine how much worse it would be to get 20 – 25 miles in and then have it cancelled on you and the bonus of an uncertain and unsafe environment. I know others were killed or hurt, but that’s where the most personal empathy resonates for me. The hundreds or thousands who had a dream snatched from them at the last step. Make Sandy look like a wimp.
And that clock time – 4:09. My estimates look pretty good for going a bit faster than that – but that’s a very possible time for me. Thinking of my family being there is disconcerting.