There has been a lot of talk about whether there was enough water on the course or not. Here is my take. As I understand, only about 35,000 runners showed up. So, if you were geared towards 45,000 runners and 10,000 was a no show, there should have been enough water. The math does not add up.
Another point. Weather forecasters have been predicting since Monday that it was going to be unusually hot this weekend. That would have given the organizers enough time to get more water. Apparently, this did not happen in time.
There was not enough water. Marathoners are a hardy lot. We can withstand any hot weather conditions. But without water, that is not possible, no matter how tough you are.
Shame on Chicago Marathon officials. They've been spinning this water issue as soon as they called off the race. Hydration supply was inadequate. I know. I was there.
O.K. Off the soap box.