giovedì 16 aprile 2015
martedì 14 aprile 2015
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OFFICIAL PRESS NEWS
Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris 2015 :
41,342 competitors: a new participation record
1. A new participation record
2. Mark Korir and Meseret Mengistu victorious
3. Paris, the capital of running
5. First stage of the registration process for 2016 opens on April 15
6. Next up in the ASO running calendar…
1. A new participation record The start of the 39th edition of the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris was given at 8:45 am under sunny skies. A record-breaking 41,342 athletes left the start line of the most popular sports event in France. To put this into perspective, there were 40,783 participants in 2014 and 39,967 in 2013. Just before the start of the elite field, Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo stepped onto the podium on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées to say a few words: "Way to go, everyone. Paris is yours. It is the most beautiful city in the world, and you make it even more beautiful." Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris director Édouard Cassignol added: "Never before have there been so many of you at the start. 18,000 of you came from abroad to share in this celebration. Enjoy the smiles of the 3,000 volunteers who will be at your side every step of the race."
2. Mark Korir and Meseret Mengistu victorious Kenyan Mark Korir clocked a time of 2 h 05′49″ to claim victory on Avenue Foch and succeed Kenenisa Bekele as the winner of the race. The 30-year-old runner improved his personal best mark by a significant margin and took his first major event in the international calendar. Korir had already finished second in last month's Semi-Marathon de Paris. "I've got much better", he chirped at the finish. "I really love Paris!" Kenyan Luka Kanda and Ethiopian Seboka Tola claimed the remaining steps on the men's podium. The French contingent also shone, with Abdellatif Meftah (2 h 11′13″) taking eleventh place and Yohan Durand posting an impressive performance (2 h 14′00″) to finish thirteenth in his debut marathon. The ladies' race went down to the wire, with 28-year-old Ethiopian Meseret Mengistu (2 h 23′26″) beating fellow countrywoman Amane Gobena (2 h 23′30″) and Kenyan Visiline Jepresho trailing in third place. Julien Casoli's victory in the disabled sports category also turned heads, with the Frenchman clinching his second win in the Parisian event after his triumph in the 2012 Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris.
3. Paris, the capital of running The opportunity to run 42.195 km through the most beautiful city in the world is becoming irresistible to an increasing number of foreign runners every year: 150 nationalities were present on the start line. The average age remains stable at 41, but the percentage of women continues to grow and now stands at 25% (versus 21% in 2014). The Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris is not just about visiting the French capital's landmarks, but also about the plethora of shows and activities lining the streets. Hundreds of amateur musicians of all genres roused the competitors, showing why Paris has the best beats of any marathon in the world. Loads of families — together with groups of fans and Parisians coming out to enjoy the show — thronged the pavements to energise the athletes. No fewer than 250,000 spectators turned out to cheer on the biggest field in France.
4. The podiums of the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris Men 1. Mark Korir (Kenya) 2 h 05′49″ 2. Luka Kanda (Kenya) 2 h 07′20″ 3. Seboka Tola (Ethiopia) 2 h 07′33″ Women 1. Meseret Mengistu (Ethiopia) 2 h 23′26″ 2. Amane Gobena (Ethiopia) 2 h 23′30″ 3. Visiline Jepkesho (Kenya) 2 h 24′44″ Disabled athletes 1. Julien Casoli (France) 1 h 31′06″ 2. Jordi Madera (Spain) 1 h 31′11″ 3. Joshua George (United States) 1 h 33′52″
5. First stage of the registration process for 2016 opens on April 15 Runners who are already itching to sign up for the 2016 Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris and make sure they get a place for the 40th edition will be able to do so when the first wave of the registration process opens on Wednesday, April 15, at 8 am. Registration will be processed via the ASO Challenges platform (https://www.asochallenges.com/) at the best available rates, with a second wave launched in September at the standard rates if there are still places left.
6. Next up in the ASO running calendar… The 10 km L'Équipe will see 20,000 athletes of all levels tackle the basic distance of road racing in the heart of Paris on June 14. Run In Lyon (October 4) and new event Run In Reims (October 11) will continue and close the Run In trilogy, which began on March 15 with Run In Marseille. The idea behind these events, which feature a 10 km race, a half marathon and a marathon, is to combine a great sporting event with the heritage of a city. The 40th edition of the Schneider Electric Paris Marathon will take place on April 3, 2015.
Un video pubblicato da Alberto Stretti (@albertostretti) in data:
Un video pubblicato da Alberto Stretti (@albertostretti) in data:
martedì 7 aprile 2015
Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris:
Everything you need to know about the elite field
No fewer than nine sub-2:07 runners on the start line!
The fight for the top places at the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris should once again turn out to be an African affair this year. In 2014, Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele marked his debut on the 42.195 km distance by setting a new event record of 2 h 05’04’’. There are several athletes with the oomph to succeed him on the roads of Paris. One of them, Vincent Kipruto, has a personal best of 2 h 05’13’’. The Kenyan, who won the 2009 edition, will face stiff competition from Ethiopians Deresse Chimsa (2012 Prague Marathon champion), Seboka Tola, Raji Assefa, ChalaDechasa and Limenih Getachew.
Kipruto will not be the only Kenyan vying for the podium. Expect to see 2014 Toronto Marathon winner Laban Korir, Gilbert Kirwa, Mike Kigen and Mark Korir near the front of the race. There will be nine African runners with personal best times under 2 h 07’ on the start line of the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris on the Champs-Élysées. France's Simon Munyutu and AbdellatifMeftah will also be on the prowl for a place near the top.
The Ethiopian charge
The winner of the ladies' race is also anyone's guess. The Ethiopian brigade may have yielded to Kenya's Flomena Cheyech (2 h 22’41’’) in 2014, but they are billed as favourites to take this year's race thanks to the presence of Mulu Seboka, who won the 2014 Dubai Marathon and has a personal record of 2 h 21’56’’. Fellow countrywomen Atsede Bayisa, Amane Gobena andBruktayit Eshetu could well emerge from her shadow to cause an upset. The four girls have already run sub-2h24’ marathons. Kenya, meanwhile, will be pinning its hopes on Emily Ngetich.
On the French side, 2008 winner Martha Komu will hope to keep up with the front group. KarinePasquier, Corinne Herbreteau and Sophie Duarte will also fly the French colours. For the record, Ethiopia's Boru Tadese set the best female time at the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris in 2013: 2 h 21’04’’.
Finally, in the disabled sports category, 50-year-old Frenchman Denis Lemeunier will be on the hunt for a second victory after the one he claimed in 2013, with fellow countryman Julien Casoliand the experienced 57-year-old Swiss Heinz Frei hot on his heels. Spain’s Jordi Madera Jiménez, American James Senbeta and Portugal’s Eduardo Bacalhau will also be worth keeping an eye on.
The starting signal for the 39th Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris will be given on Sunday, April 12, at 8:45 am on the Champs-Élysées.
sabato 4 aprile 2015
Next Saturday...11st April...a new important edition of GreatIrelandRun...
Here the essentials to follow event...livestreaming to come...
domenica 29 marzo 2015
venerdì 27 marzo 2015
lunedì 23 marzo 2015
Yesterday in Lisbon i was very pleased to assist at LisbonHalf,one of the fastest race on this distance.
Organization totally perfect and my congrats to them.
If u have lost livestreaming of the race...dont worry...here the complete video of the race:
A race where women started before men with a solution more tactitc at the beginning while in men,Wilson Too as pacer,went out incredibly fast probably killing the hopes of gold for someone who followed him in a impressive 21.44 at 8k..
Mo Farah intelligently understood pace was too fast and choose the solution to leave this group away (with Kibet,Adola and Micah Kogo ) and coming to finish with his own pace.At 14k the maximum gap in 12sec,with lead in 39.13.
In last part Mo did his show closing slowily every km more on the head of the race before going away with Micah Kogo.
Here the official splits released by organizers for Farah:
Honestly i dont believe in 18km splits...think some mistakes otherwise 2.06 at km in that moment..
After the finish,i did this interview where Farah had spoke about the race and more on his future and road-career.
Interviews also to Rose Chelimo and Priscah Jeptoo on the women: