Paris Marathon 2021: new record in men with Kenyan Elisha Rotich

Published by Caroline J., Alexandre G., Graziella L. · Updated on 18 October 2021 at 10h10 · Published on 17 October 2021 at 13h44
After being delayed on multiple occasions because of the health crisis, the new and 44th edition of the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris is ultimately cancelled and postponed to Sunday October 17, 2021. Once again, runners will have to run across the capital city running by some of the most beautiful places in town. Keep reading to find out more about the route of Paris Marathon 2021.

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.

The 44th edition of the Marathon de Paris debuted this morning. As tradition would have it, participants started 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. Who are the winners?

Completing the race in 2 hours 4 minutes and 23 seconds, Kenyan Elisha Rotich - 31 years old - breaks the record of the Paris marathon that dated back to 2014. As for women, Ethiopian Tigist Memuye - followed by two other Ethiopians - made it first. As for the parasport category, French Julien Casoli won the race for the fourth time!

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".

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.

As for the route, runners left from the Avenue des Champs-Elysées to 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:

  • Start: Avenue des Champs-Elysées
  • Place de la Concorde
  • Place Vendôme
  • Opéra Garnier
  • Avenue de l'Opéra
  • Rue de Rivoli
  • Hôtel de Ville
  • Rue Saint Antoine
  • Place de La Bastille
  • Rue du Faubourg Saint Antoine
  • Rue de Reuilly
  • Place Félix Eboué
  • Avenue Daumesnil
  • Château de Vincennes
  • Route de la Pyramide
  • Route de la Ferme
  • Route de la Tourelle
  • Avenue de Gravelle
  • Avenue de la Porte de Charenton
  • Rue de Charenton
  • Avenue Daumesnil
  • Rue de Lyon
  • Boulevard Henri IV
  • Quai des Célestins
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris
  • Voie Georges Pompidou
  • Musée d'Orsay
  • Tour Eiffel
  • Place de Varsovie
  • Avenue du Président Kennedy
  • Avenue de Versailles
  • Boulevard Exelmans
  • Porte d'Auteuil
  • Boulevard Suchet 
  • Avenue de l'Hippodrome
  • Allée de la Reine Marguerite
  • Allée de Longchamp
  • Fondation Louis Vuitton
  • Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi
  • Route de Suresnes
  • Avenue Foch
  • Finish line: Porte Dauphine 

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Note that in 2019, 49,155 racers signed up to face this famous marathon. 

Paris Marathon 2021 hit list:

  • Female podium
    • Tigist Memuye - 2:26:12
    • Yenenesh Dinkesa - 2:26-14
    • Fantu Jimma - 2:26:21

  • Handisport podium
    • Julien Casoli - 1:33:22
    • Sean Frame - 1:36:19
    • Francisco Sanclemente - 1:39:26

  • Male podium
    • Elisha Rotich - 2:04:23
    • Hailelmaryam Kiros - 2:04:41
    • Hillary Kipsambu - 2:04:44

Well done to every runner of the 44th edition of the Paris Marathon!

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
On 17 October 2021



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