My cell phone rang a few minutes ago. I saw George's name on the caller ID and knew it could only mean one thing. He was calling from the medical tent, where he was taken for severe dehydration during mile 15 of the marathon. He said he just couldn't drink enough. The wonderful medical staff is pumping fluids into him and getting him warmed up, and he will be fine in a little while.
Many thanks to all who have virtually cheered him on and said prayers for a safe race. He will be fine, but I imagine that he will want to return to Madison one day and get revenge on the course for this.