The 23rd edition of the Paris Half-Marathon will take place on Sunday 8th March. A record number of 43,500 participants have confirmed their registration for this event, which is the second biggest on the French running calendar after the Schneider Electric Paris Marathon.
New in 2015: the runners will tackle the route in the opposite direction to previous editions, starting from near to the Château de Vincennes esplanade on the way to PorteDorée. They will then visit the major landmarks of the east of the French capital (Nation, Bastille, Hôtel de Ville). As is customary, the finishing line is located on the edge of the Château de Vincennes esplanade after a lengthy final straight along Route de laPyramide.
It should be noted that this year women will account for 34% of registrations for the spring challenge (an increase of 4% in comparison with 2014), making it a Gallic record for the fairer sex over the 13.1 mile (21.1 km) distance. Russian model and actress Natalia Viodanova and French TV presenter Karine Lemarchand will be taking part in this grand festival of running which this year coincides with International Women’s Day.
The Paris Half-Marathon Village will be open on Friday 6th March (from 10 AM to 7:30 PM) and Saturday 7th March (from 9 AM to 7:30 PM) at the Parc Floral de Paris botanical garden, located within the Bois Vincennes woods. Competitors and their friends and families are recommended to take public transport (via metro line 1, to Château de Vincennes station) in order to reach the Village and access the starting zone.
Dear Alberto, Personally i started to think to idea to beat WR of halfmarathon at beginning of December,but i spoke about it with Florence only when she came back to Kenya after winning New Delhi HalfMarathon last 15th December.When i asked her if race was hard,she answered me to have controlled till last 3km and to have won easily.So i started to put in her mind idea to try WR in February in a half without highpressure (as RAK for example) keeping so high concetration on quality trainings and putting inside also some crosscountry races(she never ran a cross since her victory in worldchamps 2009 ) such as Eldoret Xc and Police Champs to be focused more con competitions. In last period,the road to Barcellona is went through this quality training-workouts: Tuesday 21st January: 30 km in Moiben (15 going + 15 back) in 1:45:46 (medium speed 3’31”5) Saturday 25th January: 10 x 400m in 1’09” (recover 1’) + 10 x 200 in 32”5 (rec. 1’) + 5 x 400 in 67” (rec. 1’) + 10 x 200 in 31”5 (rec. 1’) with …
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Diane Wagner, Bank of America, 1.312.992.2370 email@example.comFive Past Champions Including World Record-Holders Headline 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Elite Field Dickson Chumba, Dennis Kimetto and Tsegaye Kebede Lead the Men's Field; Florence Kiplagat and Atsede Baysa Highlight the Women's Field CHICAGO - Today, the Bank of America Chicago Marathon announced that current marathon world record-holder and 2013 Chicago Marathon champion and course record-holder Dennis Kimetto (KEN) and half-marathon world record-holder and 2015 Chicago Marathon champion Florence Kiplagat (KEN) will return to compete for the crown at the 39th annual event.
Kimetto and Kiplagat stand out in an historic field that includes five past champions - the most returning champions to toe the line in the same race in event history, setting the stage f…