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Who, what and when guide: 2024 Paris Marathon

Everything you require to understand about this weekend’s huge occasion in the French capital

More than 54,000 runners are set to collect at the beginning line of the 47th Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris this Sunday (April 7).

Following custom, individuals will trigger from the Champs-Élysées to cover the gruelling range of 26.2 miles, travelling through a few of the most lovely Parisian areas.

The path will consist of the Place de la Concorde, the Opéra Garnier, the Louvre, Notre-Dame de Paris, the Musée d’Orsay, the Eiffel Tower, the Grand Palais and the Hippodrome d’Auteuil among others.

The marathon has actually drawn in a strong field of elite professional athletes who will be intending to clinch the title and leave with the cash prize, which stood at €50,000 in 2015.

Gisealew Ayana, a 21-year-old Ethiopian who protected success in 2015, will lead the guys’s race as he will go for a double that just Britain’s Steve Brace (1989 and 1990) and Kenya’s Paul Lonyangata (2017 and 2018) have actually attained.

Abeje Ayana wins the Paris Marathon (Getty)

Ayana will deal with hard competitors as he takes on 2 previous Paris winners, 2022 champ Deso Gelmisa and Elisha Rotich, winner of the 2021 Pairs Marathon and occasion record holder (2:04:21). Rotich, 33, will go back to the marathon after a two-year lack.

A strong contingent of Kenyan and Ethiopian runners will sign up with the trio of current winners in leading the field consisting of Hilary Kipsambu (2021 bronze medallist), Brimin Kipkorir (2023 Frankfurt Marathon winner), Mekuant Ayenew and Bazezew Asmare – all with PBs under 2:05:00.

Japan’s Yuki Kawauchi will intend to challenge the African supremacy while France’s Freddy Guimard will want to impress on home grass.

In a modification from previous years, the elite females will begin on the exact same line as the guys instead of having a different start. The change supplies the females with an earlier start time, targeted at permitting them to benefit from beneficial conditions to accomplish faster times.

Kenya’s Vivian Cheruiyot lines up as a preferred. Her last win was the 2018 London Marathon where she clocked 2:18:31.

The 2016 Olympic 5000m champ will recuperate to marathon performing at the age of 39 as her last marathon go back to 2019.

Cheruiyot will have her work eliminated versus her competitors as there is a strong Ethiopian field. Buzunesh Getachew, winner in Frankfurt last October, will lead the Ethiopian group as she will be signed up with by Rahma Tusa, Etagena Woldu, Hailu Haven and Gelete Burka, winner of the 2019 Paris Marathon.

Elsewhere, the guys’s wheelchair race is anticipated to be extremely competitive, although in 2015’s champ, David Weir, will rather be focusing on his 25th successive London Marathon.

Last year’s runner up, Gert Schipper from the Netherlands, will take on France’s Julien Casoli, who ended up third in 2015, Colombia’s Francisco Sanclemente and Spain’s Joaquin Garcia Diaz.

Nadège Monchalin, in 2015’s French champ, is preferred to lead the females’s wheelchair race.

There is more than simply the marathon available this weekend as ASICS, partner of the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris, is hosting a three-day Festival of Running occasion.

The distinct celebration will include elite 5km and 10km speed races on Friday night, with Eilish McColgan being among the professional athletes set to run. A pre-marathon shake-out run is arranged for Saturday.

The ASICS Speed Race on Friday night can be seen online by means of the Global Livestream on, with the Paris Marathon being streamed by means of FloTrack.

Sunday’s schedule
6.55am GMT – Disabled Wheelchair races
7.00am GMT – Men and Women’s elite races

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