What about the fans on the side. Instead of snapping photos with your phone how about trying to get the guy some water-with temps what they were somebody had to have a bottle of water to offer up
True, but most of the supporters would have been worried about whether they would be allowed to give him assistance or not. They wouldn't want him to be disqualified. Ofc, the LRC response would be that he's clearly toast and had no chance of completing the final 2km, but bear in mind that the majority of the supporters have no marathon knowledge and are just locals enjoying the spectacle.
Never attribute to malice where a lack of knowledge will do.