I went to see the runners. I walked the last half mile of the route.
It's interesting, the gestures people make for endurance. The curb is full of dogs wearing energizer bunny ears, people holding up babies, shouters. I wish I brought a bell. It's like a protest only the people eating in the windows of McDonalds aren't flipping you off. Runners have torn their shirts for air or solace. They've written their names on chests and arms so strangers can call to them.