43,537 runners in the paris spring
43,537 runners took part in the 42nd edition of the Marathon de Paris on Sunday 8th April. This colourful community was made up of 26% women, 32% foreign runners (from 115 nations) and 36% of newcomers to the distance, which wound through the world’ most beautiful city in spring-like weather conditions.
There was a wonderful surprise for the finishers after more than 6 hours of running with heavy legs: they were welcomed and congratulated by the winners of the race, Betsy Saina and Paul Lonyangata, a genuine symbol of fraternity!
paul lonyangata: an impressive double
Over 42 editions, the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris has rarely seen the same winner triumph twice. The title holder, Kenyan Paul Lonyangata, claimed a double this Sunday in front of his countrymen Mathew Kisorio and Ernest Ngeno. In the women’s race, Kenya’s Betsy Saina sprang a surprise to win ahead of her countrywoman Ruth Chepngetich and Ethiopian Gulume Chala.
Kenyans Betsy Saina and Paul Lonyangata, the two winners, hug at the finishing line. For the first time, the elite women runners set off 16 minutes and 26 seconds before the men, in order to offer the winners equal footing, which led to an almost simultaneous finish – well played!
follow the most beautiful marathon in the world
The 42nd edition of the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris will be run on Sunday 8 April. A complete platform to follow the action before and during the Marathon is in place: on the web, the Marathon is already up and running!
Women and sport: a love affair
The Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris has maxed out: 55,000 runners, 25% of whom are women, have registered for a race number to run through the French capital on Sunday 8th April. Indeed, ladies are at the heart of the 42nd edition. Here is a look at their activities, needs and impressions.
A COMMITTED MARATHON
Since last year, the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris has significantly reinforced its CSR actions, adhering to a movement impelled by the Ministry for Sport which brings together twenty organisers of major international sporting events.
There are three major vectors: 100% recycling, a neutral carbon footprint by 2019 and supporting young generations via sport.
12 WEEKS FOR SUCCESS!
In three months, on 8th April to be precise, the 42nd edition of the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris will take place. A.S.O. has drawn up a training programme to assist newcomers to the blue ribbon event of distance running. The goal is to enjoy this first experience in the best conditions, a reassurance for those who are still hesitating to take up their race number!
THE HUNT FOR A RACE NUMBER STARTS ON TUESDAY 5 SEPTEMBER!
No hitting the snooze button on Tuesday 5 September - that is when registration opens for the 42nd Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris, scheduled for Sunday 8 April 2018. A sporting dream come true is just a few clicks away!
a challenge for everyone!
On 5 September registration will open for the 2018 Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris. A great opportunity to take on a challenge of a lifetime. In 2017, 97% of entrants crossed the finish line.
43, 754 RUNNERS AND A LOVE STORY IN THE STREETS OF PARIS
The Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris continues to smash its own records year after year. 43,754 runners started the race under the sunny spring skies on Sunday. Everything fell into place for the Kenyan couple of Paul Lonyangata and Purity Rionoripo to write a rousing love story in the most beautiful marathon in the world, winning both of today's races!