The Paris Marathon; one of the biggest running events in Europe
If you’re a foot racing fan, make a note of October 18th, 2020 (new date after cancel due to Coronavirus), as this is the date of the 44th Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris, a major sporting event that takes place every year in the capital. Trained athletes are invited to participate in this hugely popular international race. Spectators are invited to cheer on the runners and enjoy the various activities provided.
The Paris Marathon is one of the world’s top 5
Along with those of London, Berlin, Chicago and New York, the Paris Marathon is one of the most important international urban foot race events. Nearly 50,000 runners from around 140 countries come to pound the asphalt of Paris and pit themselves against the 42.195 km of the most iconic long-distance discipline in athletics.
The almost entirely flat route starts at the top of the Avenue des Champs-Elysées, continues to Bastille and then the Porte de Vincennes, the Bois de Vincennes, the Porte Dauphine and the banks of the Seine before arriving on the Avenue Foch.
Once over the finish line, each participant will receive a medal, a T-shirt and a runner bag with various goodies.
A beautiful route, a sporting challenge and a friendly atmosphere
The Paris Marathon is also a great spectacle that attracts both Parisians and visitors to the city. This exciting event offers plenty of festive and popular entertainment such as live music to keep the crowds happy and help the competitors on their way. Runners are also provided with plenty of refreshment stations en route.
Last year’s race saw Ethiopian runners seize the day, with Abrha Milaw becoming the men’s victor and Gelete Burka fending off the challenge of the other women runners. What does the 2020 edition have in store? To find out, book your stay at the Hotel Passy Eiffel today and ensure you don't miss this incredible race!
Crédit photo : Marathon de Paris © Paris Tourist Office - Photographe Amélie Dupont
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