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Paris Marathon 2010 on April 11th

Paris Marathon 2010 on April 11th

34th Edition of the Paris Marathon will be held on April 11th, 2010 from 08:35 AM onwards. More than 40,000 runners will try and cover around 42 km starting from the Champs Elysees and arriving at the Avenue Foch, passing through various Parisian landmarks such as Bastille, Nation, Vincennes, les Tuileries, le Bois de Boulogne etc.


The winners of Paris Marathon 2009 were Vincent Kipruto (Kenya) in men's category who established a new record at 2h 05' 47'' and Atsede Bayisa (Ethiopia) in women's category who finished within 2h 24' 42''.


The runners will have a choice of fixing their objective from 3 hrs, 3.15 hrs, 3.30 hrs, and so on identifiable by a different colour of bib carrying their identification number. These registration numbers can be obtained from the Marathan Expo* 3 days prior to the event followig the schedule:

Thursday, April 8th, 2010 from 03:00 PM- 08:00 PM

Friday, April 9th, 2010 from 10:00 AM- 08:00 PM

Saturday, April 10th from 09:00 AM- 08:00 PM


In the view of the marathon, the vehicular circulation may be disturbed or restricted in certain areas till 03:00 PM on Sunday, April 11th


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For children, a short race of 2 km and 5 km- The race of breakfast (earlier the Race of UNESCO)- will be organised on Saturday, April 10th. The participating children need to be accompanied by an adult. For 5 kms, the regrouping is at 8:30 AM in front of the l’Ecole Militaire** in the 15th district and for 2 km race at the same time at Avenue Foch at the angle of Avenue Raymond Poincaré. On arrival various activities, snacks and games are proposed for the children.


For further information on the marathon, consult the official website of Paris Marathon.


*Marathon Expo will be at Paris Porte de Versailles, Hall 4 from April 8th-10th and is free for all. This trade fair is dedicated to the promotion of sportive activities, related organisations and equipments- sportswear, accessories, gadgets, equipments etc. Various national and international athletes will be present to interact with the public.


Parc des Expositions de Paris
1, Place de la Porte de Versailles, 75015 Paris
Metro: Porte de Versailles (Line 12)
Tram: T2 & T3 (Porte de Versailles)
Bus: 39, 42, 49


**Ecole Militaire
Avenue La Motte-Picquet , 75007 Paris
Metro: Ecole Militaire/ La Motte-Picquet (Line 8)


Organiser of the Paris Marathon:

2, Rue Rouget de Lisle
92137 Issy-Les-Moulineaux Cédex
Tél : + 33 (0)1 41 33 14 00


Editor's note

The winners for Paris Marathon conducted on April 11th, 2010 are Tadesse Tola (Ethiopia) in men's category who finished in 02:06:41 and 2009 women's champion Atsede Baysa beat her own record with 02:22:04. French favourite Christelle Daunay came 2nd in the women's category at 02:24:22