Math Person and Stacie, good posts. Nice to see some discussion topics on the Forum! Another issue the Committee will most likely have to address sometime is the charity runners. There are already a lot of posts on some of the runing forums about the number of charity runner slots reserved for runners that did not have to run qualifying times to get in. This has become more of an issue in the last 2 years since the field has filled so quickly, and will probably be another hot topic if it fills in a matter of days like predicted, and reference in the posted article.
Race officials say the marathon's 21,000 prized slots could be filled in a matter of days"
"about 5,000 spots reserved for charity runners".