As one of the many who had the plug pulled last Sunday I can say I'm glad to see Madison called it early. While frustrating for any runner who planned to run the full it's far less deflating then being told at mile 20 you're done.
Even with the heat I felt good at mile 20, who can say what might happen the next 6 miles but at the time was on track for a 3:35 finish. I hate running in the heat, usually melt but this was the strongest I've ever felt in the marathon. I'll try again this fall & hope for a better outcome.