I don't think any of you in the sub 3:30 category will struggle. It looks like they purposely selected candidates with a high chance of reaching their goals. So have some faith whatever Shane says! And do we really think he's famous?! Seems odd that he was in awe of SM's 3:22 time if he really is a famous marathon runner.
I think you were all worthy competitors in this group, but the right person won.
No slacking on the training now, I shall be following this thread with interest as got 3:29 this year and would like to do sub 3:30 again in 2014! Hope you can share all your training tips with us in here. What date is Paris next year? Is it before or after London?