Here’s Shalane Flanagan, defending New York City Marathon champion and one of the best American runners of all time, sprinting to a porta-potty just before the halfway mark of this morning’s Boston Marathon:


With some assistance from her fellow Americans—including Desi Linden, who appeared to wait for her—Flanagan caught back up to the pack a few minutes later. Journalist Jon Gault (who presumably has access to the uninterrupted media feed in Boston) timed Flanagan’s bathroom break:

Round up to 14 seconds for a hand time.