Good luck memphisrunner, runner_duane and David (dfrourke's) relatives....
It's always a fight to get people to understand what an amazing achievement not only finishing a marathon is, but running it quickly. Someone else posted on another thread how "unpretty" or "slow" distance runners look.
It would be another great thread topic how much distance running is undervalued, and insulted,as an athletic pursuit. Look how it's relegated to treadmills with headphones...as such an unappealing thing to do that you need to distance yourself as much as possible from it.
Oh, am I digressing? Sorry.
Running a sub-three hour marathon is an achievement. Running such in anything greater than less than 70 at low relative humidity and anything greater than 55 degrees at high relative humidity is awesome.
Good luck guys...