My third marathon, my second in Paris. I pass under the three hours but 2h56 was not enough to obtain a preferential bib. At the time, a 2h56 allowed a good ranking and was worth a place in the first page of results.
The Paris Marathon is won in 2h10. The world record at the time was 2h06, made in Rotterdam (all marathon runners went then to Rotterdam to beat their record, now, in the years 2010, we go to Berlin…)