A parade of silver-wrapped runners march awkwardly and painfully through the long chute, heading next to get a bag of post-race snacks. Many runners had the same painful, tight quadricep shuffle that set in almost immediately after they stopped running.
Some runners checked their phones as soon as they finished, others marched with a dead-eyed stare past the volunteers, but a few stopped for a moment to take in the moment.
Medical staff quickly move to wrap a cold and wet runner and get her to the aid tent. While not uncommon to see runners needing medical assistance after marathons, the conditions definitely led to a much higher than normal number of ailing runners.