The Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris was back on Sunday April 14, 2019! As tradition would have it, participants started the race from the Champs Elysées and covered the legendary 42.195km throughout the French capital’s most beautiful streets, including two new monuments in 2019: the Opéra Garnier and the Place Vendôme.
For the rest, racers ran across the Place de la Concorde, in front of the City Hall, the Place de la Bastille, the Château de Vincennes, the Bois de Vincennes, Notre-Dame de Paris, the Musée d'Orsay, the Eiffel Tower and even the Bois de Boulogne...
Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris 2019 race route:
Note that this year, 49,155 racers signed up to face this famous marathon. In 2018, 42,095 people ran it.
As for the hit list 2019, Ethiopia imposed itself thanks to the victory of Abrha Milaw in 2 hours 07 minutes and 5 seconds, stealing the limelight from two-time winner Kenyan Paul Lonyangata who finished third this year in 2 hours 07 minutes and 29 seconds. Last year, he did it in 2h06'25". Ethiopian Asefa Mengistu hit the second place with a score of 2h07'25".
Moving on to women, Ethiopian Gelete Burka won in 2h22'47". She was followed by her fellow countrywomen Azmera Gebru (2h22'52") and Azmera Abreha (2h23'35") who were respectively second and third.
As for French Julien Casoli, he won his third victory for the handispot race in wheelchair.
Finally, French Clémence Calvin - accused of avoiding an anti-doping control - has been authorized to run the Marathon of Paris. She finished fourth in 2h23'41" and beats France's distance record (record of 2h24'22" by Christelle Daunay in 2010).
Marathon of Paris 2019 hit list:
Well done to every runner and meet in 2020 for the 44th edition of the Marathon of Paris!
L’organisateur offre deux dossards mis en jeux pour participer au Marathon de Paris le dimanche 14 avril 2019.