Let's be honest: it's just freaking paTHETIC.
The most famous marathon in the world, in America's greatest city, in the ultimate spotlight for the sport --a sport we freaking INVENTED, forty years ago-- ... and the BEST we can do is 2:13, and 2:35??
Are you kidding me?
For a little while there, it looked like it might be getting better. What the hell happened?
Take away Hall and Ritz and Meb, and Deena, Shalane, Desi, and Kara... and there's just NOTHING there.
Shorter, Rodgers, and Salazar must be sick to their stomachs watching this garbage.
Yeah, it'll probably get a lot better in the next six or eight years, but right now it's just an absolute disgrace.