We ran a half marathon.
The bad news: They canceled the marathon... oh you know, after we were about halfway through. There's a bunch of news stories about it. Basically, at some point race organizers said, "Enough is enough," and kicked us all off of the course. We walked two miles (from mile 14 to 16) to a bus that drove us back to the race start/finish area.
We talked to some cops about it, and apparently, they couldn't go 30 seconds without getting a call for ambulance over the radio. People were sick, someone actually died, and runners slowed down... way down.
I'm not sure whether they shortened the race course and let some people finish, or if people were just forced off the course. By the time we got to mile 16, the fire department had opened up all of the hydrants either to clean debris from the road or to cool off runners. It's not clear what was actually happening.
The good news is that I am neither sick nor injured, but overall this was an unforeseen and very disappointing way to end months of training.