Sunrise over South Beach and then it pounded rain all morning — super-soaker storms. So wet, at some points couldn’t even see and police out for flood-control. Sloshing through deep puddles on the turns, decided to make it a fun run. 15,000 runners from all 50 states and 40 foreign countries. Came up on a beautiful Brazilian girl crying at Mile 16. Fabiana said it was her very first marathon and didn’t know it would be so hard. Never one to leave a “damsel in distress” — paced her to Mile 24, then kicked it in. Had a blast getting soaked to the skin, puddle-sloshing, and getting fabulous Fabiana to finish her first one. A quote on the back of a runner’s shirt: “Obsessed is the word the lazy use for the Dedicated.” Always a thrill being out there with such healthy, can-do people with everyone working hard together toward a common goal.