The Paris Marathon is one of the most popular marathons in Europe and a beautiful race through the city, passing world famous sights, such as the Champs Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe, the river banks, the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower. Sport Paris
Be prepared for the next edition of the Paris International Marathon that will take place on Sunday 14 April, 2019.
Close to 60 000 runners participate to this very scenic city marathon. It kicks off on the Champs Elysees, passes along the Louvre on its way to Bois de Vincennes, then along the banks of the Seine river, the Eiffel Tower and Bois de Boulogne up to the arrival on the fancy Avenue Foch.
The Paris Marathon is also called Schneider Electric Marathon. It is a great combination of sports and sightseeing that we warmly recommend if you are fit.
The registrations is open since September 2018 through the registration web site.
Cost in 2019: from 109 euros up to 270 euros depending on the package of services
Don't wait if you want to participate. The Paris Marathon is so popular it is fully booked long in advance.
Paris Marathon 2018 was run April 8th 2018. Paul Lonyangata became the first men's runner in 28 years to claim back-to-back Paris marathon titles after he successfully defended his crown in the French capital on Sunday, winning in a time of two hours, six minutes and 25 seconds. Kenya retained the women's title on Sunday, too, as Betsy Saina raced to victory in two hours, 22 minutes and 56 seconds, just three seconds ahead of countrywoman and silver medalist, Ruth Chepngetich.
Paris Marathon 2017 was run April 9th 2017. Kenyan husband and wife duo Paul Lonyangata and Purity Rionoripo won the men's and women's races, respectively.
Paul Lonyangata set a personal best of two hours, six minutes and 10 seconds as he finished ahead of one of the favourites, Stephen Chebogout, by 46 seconds in sunny conditions in the French capital.
The Paris Marathon is one of the most scenic marathons in the world. As the route is not as flat as in Berlin and London, it is difficult to establish there world records.
The starting line of the Paris Marathon is on Champs Elysees Avenue. Runners head downhill and around Place de la Concorde before turning right into Rue de Rivoli. The route then passes the Tuileries Gardens and Louvre Museum, goes round the Place de la Bastille and on to the Boulevard Soult towards the Bois de Vincennes. A wide loop of the Bois de Vincennes returns runners to the heart of the city and Rue de Charenton, the halfway point.
The inward stretch follows the course of the Seine River, passing Ile de la Cite and going under the Pont Neuf, and through a series of tunnels. There is a large drinks station and foot massage at Trocadero, facing the Eiffel Tower. The route then continues along the Seine, before branching east towards the Bois de Boulogne, finally emerging for the final 200 metres and the finish line on the Avenue Foch.
Paris Marathon 2016 was run April 3rd 2016. Rising star Cyprian Kotut won the men's event with a time of 2:07:11 just weeks after claiming the half-marathon. Visiline Jepkesho ensured a Kenyan double, as she won the women's marathon with a time of 2:25:52.
Registration statistics 2016:
Number of participants: 57.000
Women: 14,250 and 25%
Men: 42,750 and 75%
French: 35,469 and 57,68%
Foreigners: 21,395 and 42,32%.
Countries with the most participants:
France 35,469, United Kingdom 6,934, United States 1,922, Germany 1,103, Italy 1,060, Spain 1,055, Belgium 922, Brazil 581, Netherlands 529, Swiss 514.
The marathon is a long-distance running race with an official distance of 42.195 kilometers, usually run on the road. The event was instituted in commemoration of the fabled run of the Greek soldier Pheidippides, a messenger from the Battle of Marathon to Athens, who reported the victory and died soon afterwards. The marathon was one of the original modern Olympic events in 1896, though the distance was only standardized in 1921. More than 800 marathons are held throughout the world each year. The overwhelming majority of competitors are recreational athletes. The largest marathons have tens of thousands of participants and are often fully booked long in advance. The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the international governing body for the sport of athletics, keeps track of the world records. The IAAF marathon world record for men is 2:02:57, set by Dennis Kimetto of Kenya at the Berlin 2014 Marathon.