The Paris Marathon - or as it is known in France, Le Marathon de Paris - was established in 1977 during the craze for big city international marathons. It is one of the biggest and most popular events of its kind in Europe, thanks to its romantic streets and stunning architecture.
The Paris Marathon starts on one of the World’s most famous streets, les Champs Elysees, and attracts over 40,000 runners each year. This is a truly memorable journey through to the finish in the spectacular Avenue Foch. Medals and certificates are issued to all runners who finish within the time limit of 5hrs 40mins.
The 2015 Paris Marathon takes place the weekend before Easter on 12th April. We have guaranteed entry available right now! Click on the travel packages tab for more details.
The 2014 Paris Marathon was held on a sunny Sunday with a new course record. Ideal running weather with the 40,000 participants filling the streets of Paris with their passion once again. A incredible time of 2hr05'04 was made by Keneisa Bekele (three times Olympic champion and five times world champion for 5,000m and 10,000m)
2014 also saw a record number of 39,115 finishers and was the 2nd biggest marathon in the world in terms of registrations.
THE PARIS MARATHON
Did you know? The very first marathon in Paris was on Sunday the 19th of July 1896. There was a big crowd at Porte Maillot for the first French marathon, which brought together 191 participants. After a 2h31'30'' race, and cheered on by 2.000 spectators, the British man Len Hurst crossed the finishing line traced out on the Conflans bridge. After a brief moment in the arms of his coach Boon, he regained all his strength in order to receive the 200 francs from the Petit Journal.
Travel packages with guaranteed entry into the event and a choice of hotels and durations are now available with Sports Tours International, the marathon travel specialists.
Whilst in Paris, take in some of the famous sites this wonderful city has to offer.
The best way to explore is by foot or by a guided tour which takes in may of the Paris’s most popular tourist attractions. Visit a Moulin Rouge Show, a Bateaux Parisiens Dinner Cruise (great for a Marathon Celebration dinner!), The Eifel Tower or take in a panoramic city tour. Click here for sightseeing in Paris where you can view available trips and make a booking.
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