THE MARATHONERS RETAKE PARIS!
They had been waiting for weeks, nay, months. Barred from participating in mass events due to the health crisis, over 30,000 runners came together on Sunday morning, 917 days after the last edition of the race in Paris. First, they barrelled down the Champs-Élysées, buoyed by their collective euphoria and the joy of racing together again. After catching their breath, they skirted Place de la Concorde and went up Rue de Rivoli before making a left turn towards the Opéra de Paris, followed by the Louvre, Paris City Hall, the Bastille and the Bois de Vincennes. Their journey continued on the right bank of the Seine, which led them to the Grand Palais and the Trocadéro, under the majestic silhouette of the Eiffel Tower. Kilometre after kilometre took a heavy toll on the legs of most entrants, but their hearts soared as they entered the closing stages of the race in the Bois de Boulogne, striding towards Avenue Foch and the coveted finish line.
KENYA'S ELISHA ROTICH SMASHES THE COURSE RECORD HELD BY BEKELE
Kenyan Elisha Rotich won the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris in 2h04’21, breaking Kenenisa Bekele's course record from 2014. Frenchman Yohan Durand set a new personal best of 2h09’20 in a fiercely contested race that saw five runners go under the 2h05’00 mark. Ethiopia's Tigist Memuye took the women's race, while Julien Casoli claimed the French wheelchair marathon championship.
ASICS, MAJOR SPONSOR THROUG 2025
The fantastic saga continues and is already promising to set a record. Since the first partnership agreement signed for the 2009 edition, the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris has renewed its contract with the equipment manufacturer ASICS for the third consecutive time, for a duration that will extend until 2025. A 16-year commitment (while waiting for more!) is a first in the history of the event and the Japanese brand that reaffirms through its loyalty the link it has with France and its capital city. ASICS, the leader in the running market, has experienced growth that follows the evolution of the premier running race in France. In 2019, 30,000 runners gathered at the start line on the Champs-Elysées, while 65,000 race numbers were sold for the 2020 race that was postponed, then cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC MARATHON DE PARIS already picking up steam
The road to the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris, scheduled to take place on 17 October, is lined with important events, starting with the opening of the registration period on Tuesday 13 April. The Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris is joining forces with athletes and future marathon runners to promote an eco-friendly approach. It is also showing its support for the charity PLAY International and launching a series of podcasts to prepare for the marathon!
See you on the 17th October 2021 for the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris
Due to the public health crisis following the recent Covid-19 epidemic, the Amaury Sport Organisation team, in concertation with the Mairie de Paris, has decided to move the usual date of the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris to the 17th October 2021. Everything will be done to ensure that the autumn event takes place in a safe manner and in strict accordance with the health rules. The practicalities for the 2020 signups have been communicated to the competitors. The official opening of signups is programmed for March 2021. The Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris would like to thank its partners for their unconditional support in a tough year for the world and for sport.
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC MARATHON DE PARIS HAS BEEN MOVED TO SUNDAY 18TH OCTOBER
Immediately after the cancellation of the Harmonie Mutuelle Semi de Paris 48 hours before the start, the teams from the Mairie de Paris and the Amaury Sport Organisation came together to find a new date for the event. We are pleased to announce that the Harmonie Mutuelle Semi de Paris 2020 will take place on Sunday 6th September.
Regarding the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris, we have reached an agreement with the Mairie de Paris to move the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris to the 18th October with the aim of avoiding any last-minute cancellation. The practical changes cncerning these two events will be communicated to the competitors shortly.
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC MARATHON DE PARIS: A SELL-OUT FOR THE SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC MARATHON DE PARIS.
With 65,000 runners registered for its 2020 edition (which is a new record) on 5th April, the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris has confirmed its position as the world’s second biggest marathon, just behind New York.
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC MARATHON DE PARIS: COMMITED TO RESPONSIBLE RUNNING.
The Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris, the first carbon-neutral marathon in the world and a race with a strong commitment to the environment and sustainable development, is stepping up its awareness-raising drive with initiatives such as the Schneider Electric Green Runners community.
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC MARATHON DE PARIS: BACK TO SCHOOL WITH A RUNNING START.
The holidays are over and school or work beckons. For some, the return from the summer holidays is the ideal time to make good resolutions and tackle new challenges! What if your goal for 2020 were to take part in one of the most iconic running events on Earth?
Head to time to at noon on Wednesday 4 September to sign up for the 44th edition of the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris. 42.195 km in the most beautiful city in the world —a sporting challenge and a unique experience.
Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris: 49,155 runners take part in the carbon-neutral marathon under the blue skies of Paris.
49,155 runners —including 16,863 rookies— started the 43rd edition of the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris with cool temperatures and sunny skies. An increasing number of women are signing up for the race, which featured Place Vendôme and the Opéra Garnier for the first time this year. All good things come in pairs, with the Parisian event also becoming the first carbon-neutral marathon this year.
Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris Abrha Milaw topples Paul Lonyangata
Paul Lonyangata will have to wait to become the first three-time winner of the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris. 49,155 runners started the 43rd edition, with the Kenyan winner of the previous two editions capitulating to Abrha Milaw at the end of the race. Gelete Burka made it a double for Ethiopia, crossing the finish line ahead of the men (who had started 16′39″ later) to take victory in the women's race. French runners also shone today, with Clémence Calvin (fourth) rising to high expectations to smash Christelle Daunay's national record (2 h 24′22″) and Morhad Amdouni breaking the 2 h 10 barrier in his marathon debut.
the schneider electric marathon de paris becomes the first carbon-neutral marathon !
The 2019 Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris has fully met the CSR objectives set three years ago after becoming the first major sports event with a focus on solidarity to achieve carbon neutrality, as well as pledging to recycle as much waste as possible and promoting sport for all.