The Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris will return on Sunday October 17, 2021! It is the Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), the company in charge of the event, that announces on Tuesday November 17, 2020 the good news.
Meet on October 17, 2021 to ultimately live the 44th edition of the Marathon de Paris. As tradition would have it, participants will start the race from the Champs Elysées and cover the legendary 42.195km throughout the French capital’s most beautiful streets, before crossing the finish line by the Porte Dauphine.
The only twist is the date of the race. In facts, the Marathon de Paris is usually held in April, in early Spring. But this year, due to the many uncertainties related to the evolution of the health situation in France, ASO has prefered to reassure participants and postpone the race to Fall 2021 to prevent it from being cancelled and postponed over and over again. Furthermore, organizers make sure "everything will be made for the race to occur safely in compliance with the health guidelines", the release reads.
So, for those who signed up for the edition 2020, you can choose. "Those who were signed up for this year's edition are, if they wish, already signed up for the 2021 edition. If not, they will benefit from a voucher, the value of which being equal to however much was spent on the bib and extra options or a reimbursement after a periof of 18 months".
For the record, the sporting event has been postponed first to October 18, 2020 because of the coronavirus epidemic. Then, the event's organizing company anounced on July 6 the Marathon de Paris was to be delayed for another month, naming Sunday November 15, 2020.
Meet in 2021. As tradition would have it, participants will start the race from the Champs Elysées and cover the legendary 42.195km throughout the French capital’s most beautiful streets, before crossing the finish line by the Porte Dauphine.
Racers will run across the Place de la Concorde, the Place Vendôme, the Paris Opera, 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 2021 race route: to be confirmed
Note that in 2019, 49,155 racers signed up to face this famous marathon.
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 2021 for the 44th edition of the Marathon of Paris!
L'organisateur offre 2x2 dossards pour participer au Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris le 5 avril 2020.
Dates and Opening Time
On 17 October 2021