Am in for this and am already excited. Flights booked and airbnb flat sorted. Major number 4 (the 3 US races remain...). Looking to do some 10kms for the first half of the year as I did 3 marathons in 2016 and it was too much. This is going to be a fun 10 months!
Epic day and so many highlights it would be a stupidly long post to list them all, but rounding that corner and seeing Notre Dame for the first time was awesome and the woman holding the sign saying "It's not as painful as childbirth" made me chuckle, as did seeing the Stool flag.
As I had a virus for the last two weeks I only actually decided to go over on Thursday, so while sub-4 was on it hit me at 26km and had to back off with some chest aches. Still 4hr 15 and a medal is good enough.
Thanks to everyone on this board for all 360+ pages of stories and advice over the past 12 months, and well done on everyone getting round no matter what time you did it in.
Richard, I agree that 2 hours is too much. Last year we turned up about an hour before (used the train in from Chelmsford) and had time to use the facilities, find a spot for the family in the stadium, line-up and still hang around before the warm-up started.