Soon, the 50-year-old Las Vegan was doubled over from stomach cramps "worse than childbirth." Violent vomiting and explosive diarrhea almost kept her from crossing the finish line.
As Ragsdale reached another water station, she saw water being pumped from a nearby fire hydrant with white hoses into a plastic lined garbage can. Event volunteers wearing plastic gloves would dip cups into the cans and pass them off to runners. -account in Las Vegas Review Journal
Lots of runner feedback on the Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon facebook page.
Also troubling is the claim by many that the course was between .3 and .5 miles long (letsrun.com)