True Fédération Française d'Athlétisme - FFA [French Federation of Athletism] and International Association of Athletics Federations - IAAF-labelled competition, 20 kilomètres de Paris is probably the most mythical running experience in Paris as well as the most festive and popular one. Benefiting from 38 editions, 20 kilomètres de Paris was back on Sunday October 13, 2019, this race gathered over 30,000 runners from 100 countries in the streets of the French capital.
This year, after music, cinema, comics and even street art, it's gastronomy that was given pride of place with chef Thierry Marx as the exceptional sponsor of the 41st edition of 20km de Paris. On the occasion, free cooking workshops were set the day before the big day, on Saturday October 12, 2019, at the race village. The famous chef was here from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Mayor deputy Jean-François Martins gave the go-ahead of the race. At 9:45 a.m., runners started from the Pont d'Iéna, at the foot of the Eiffel Tower and through the streets of Paris.
What we like with 20 km de Paris is the route, of course, in the heart of the French capital. A route that highlights the most beautiful places in the western part of Paris (the Eiffel Tower, Trocadéro, the Arc de Triomphe, the Bois de Boulogne, Roland Garros, Maison de la Radio, the Grand Palais, the Tuileries, the Pont Royal, and the left banks…). The race went smoothly in a festive and friendly atmosphere.
As for the prize list, here are the results of the race: Kenyan Enos Kales Kakopil won the 20 km de Paris in 58 minutes and 29 seconds. French Florian Carvalho (00:58:56) and Michael Gras (00:59:02) come to complete the podium. As for women, Kenyan Naom Jebet hits the first place of the podium (01:08:51). As for the parasport result, French Gilles Leroux won in 55 minutes.
In other words, a beautiful race in the heart of Paris and a lovely challenge in the sun for this edition 2019.
75007 Paris 7
Métro ligne 6 ou 9 station "Trocadéro", ligne 6 station "Bir-Hakeim", RER C station "Champ de MArs - Tour Eiffel"
Les 20Kids de Paris: 10 €
licenciés FFA: 38 €
6000 premiers: 41 €
les 7000 suivants: 44 €
les suivants: 48 €