Paris Marathon: Ethiopian runners Gelete Burka and Abrha Milaw win 2019 race | All Charts News - breaking news english#SPORT
Date created : 14/04/2019 – 09:11Latest update : 14/04/2019 – 10:30
The 43rd edition of the Paris Marathon set off Sunday with a record 60,000 signed up to take part in the race through the monument-steeped streets of the French capital.
Wheelchair athletes and runners from around the world set off from the Champs-Élysées after 8am on a cold (2°C) and cloudless Sunday morning in Paris. This year’s course runs east through the French capital to the Bois de Vincennes, around that vast forested park, and then west again through the heart of the city, along the Seine on the Right Bank, past the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower, and through the Bois de Boulogne. The Opéra Garnier and the Place Vendôme are two landmarks added to the 2019 route.
A full 250,000 spectators are expected to line the marathon’s route and 3,000 volunteers are involved in making it happen.
A record 27 percent of those signed up for this edition of the race are women.
🆕 Nouveau parcours 🆕
Cette année, tu auras la chance d’admirer 2 nouveaux lieux emblématiques durant ta course: la Place Vendôme et l’Opéra Garnier. ✨
🆕 New route 🆕
Place Vendôme & Opéra Garnier will make you look up from your feet 😍 #ParisMarathon pic.twitter.com/6dyubmIJYh
Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris (@parismarathon) March 12, 2019
Among the elite women running the race, one athlete won a late battle to take part. France’s Clémence Calvin was provisionally suspended by the French anti-doping agency (AFLD) on Wednesday for allegedly obstructing a doping test in Morocco last month. The 28-year-old denies the allegations. France’s top administrative court, the Council of State, issued an emergency ruling late on Friday that lifted her provisional ban. Calvin finished second in the marathon at the 2018 European championships in Berlin.
(FRANCE 24 with AFP and AP)
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