Thank you , KY Medic, for posting this thoughtful message. The grief being felt by Lauren's family, friends, and teammates must be overwhelming, but as I posted before, the grief being felt by the first responders who have dedicated their lives to saving people must also be overwhelming. I have been sickened to see mean-spirited postings implying conspiracies, coverups, and ill motives. Have these people no shame? (Wait, that answer is obvious.) I like to think of the running community as at least a bit above average. Unfortunately, many posters to this thread have proven otherwise. I'm not naive enough to think that my second posting here will make those people repent, recant, and apologize, but there is time to do so. I remain in grief that a celebration of the human spirit like the gathering of one thousand athletes dedicated on being the best they could be was marred by a tragedy which in the end was just plain bad luck on a dark and stormy night. Remember, it could have happened to any of us. My heart and prayers go out to all affected.