Louis Stanich, left, of Whiting, Ind. and Cynthia Coffman, second from left, of Boise, Idaho, pass a watering station during the Boston Marathon in Wellesley, Mass., Monday, April 16, 2012. It was the second-slowest Boston race since 1985, as temperatures rising into the 80s slowed the leaders and may have convinced as many as 4,300 entrants to sit this one out.
April 20, 2012 in Region
COLFAX — Halfway through Monday’s Boston Marathon, everything was going according to plan for Colfax Mayor Todd Vanek. He felt fine and was running smooth, reeling off the first 13.1 …