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!
43, 317 COMPETITORS/ A NEW PARTICIPATION RECORD
A new participation record
The start of the 40th edition of the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris was given at 8:45 am as the first sunbeams fell onto the Champs-Élysées. A record-breaking 43,317 athletes left the start line of the most popular sports event in France. To put this into perspective, there were 41,342 participants in 2015, 40,783 in 2014 and 39,967 in 2013.
JUST ONE DAY TO GO UNTIL The 40TH EDITION OF THE Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris 2016
Haribo Marathoon's and Breakfast Run a success
As usual, the day before the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris put the spotlight on activities which celebrate the love of running. 3,500 runners started the Paris Breakfast Run in Avenue Foch at 9 am for a five-kilometre jog and an eyeful of some of the French capital's iconic streets. The participants shared a Parisian breakfast in front of the Eiffel Tower after the run.
OFFICIAL PRESENTATION OF The Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris 2016
57,000 participants registered
Proceedings for the 40th edition of the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris, which will take place on Sunday 3rd April, kicked off today with the official presentation.
With 57,000 participants registered, the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris has set a new record. The race through the French capital thus reinforces its place as the second most popular marathon in the world.
The Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris 2016: the race has already begun!
Génération Marateens mobilizes 450 Parisian children
There are many exciting things happening during the first edition of the Marateens as it introduces the world of running to 450 Parisian children from the 11th, 18th and 19th arrondissements of the City of Light. In February and March, the budding 11 and 12-year olds took part in introductory running sessions. In addition to the physical exercises, some workshops focused on the history of the marathon as well as nutrition. On March 30, the 450 young runners from the Génération Marateens will head to the INSEP (National Institute for Sport, Expertise and Performance) for a giant relay race, followed by a conference with guest athletes and a photo opportunity.
The Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris 2016 in numbers
The Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris 2016 in numbers.