New date for Paris Marathon announced

Ethiopia's Gelete Burka celebrates her victory as she crosses the finish line of Paris Marathon on April 14, 2019. PHOTO | KENZO TRIBOUILLARD |

What you need to know:

  • The marathon draws around 50,000 participants each year and winds around famous Paris monuments such as the Eiffel Tower, Louvre and Notre Dame cathedral, starting and finishing at the Arc de Triomphe.
  • The prestigious New York, Berlin, Boston and Chicago marathons all fell victim to the global health crisis this year, while those in London and Tokyo were only open to elite runners.

Paris Marathon has again been moved to October 17 next year due to the coronavirus pandemic and the half marathon is scheduled for September 5.

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