Every year some 50,000 runners come to Paris to run the Paris Marathon. Start: Avenue des Champs-Elysées.
Every year, the Paris Marathon sets off from the Avenue des Champs-Elysées, with some 50,000 participants, taking up the challenge of this famous 42.195-kilometre race.
From the Rue de Rivoli to the Quai de la Seine, runners will be cheered on by thousands of spectators. The marathon also gives participants and spectators the opportunity to see Paris's landmark sites as this urban circuit is renowned as being one of the most beautiful in the world.
For almost 10 years, African athletes have monopolized the top places pushing the limits of the event. The records for the event are held by Kenyan Elisha Rotish for a performance of 2h 04 min 21s for men in 2021, and 2h 19 min 48s in 2022 for women by Kenyan Judith Jeptum.