The Crazy Things about Paris Marathon This Year!

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Only a few days left for the Paris marathon! Some crazy numbers abut this great running event is like below.

This weekend, at the Paris Marathon, there will be …

  • 55,000 registered runners
  • 145 nations represented (1: France, 2: United Kingdom, 3: United States)
  • 75% men (25% women)
  • 41 years old middle-aged runners
  • 68% French (32% foreign competitors, 8% British and 3% American)
  • 50% of runners from Ile de France (5% Nord-Pas-de-Calais, 5% Rhône-Alpes)
  • 36% of registrants who will run their 1st marathon
  • 5 boroughs crossed
  • 11 timekeeping stations
  • 32 pace leaders
  • 3,000 volunteers
  • 60 animation points
  • 250,000 expected spectators
  • 24 tons of bananas, 19 tons of oranges, 7 tons of apples, 3 tons of dried fruits, 1.3 tons of Pretzel
  • 520,000 bottles of water or 440,000 pieces of sugar
  • 13 was the bib number of Cyprian Kotut (KEN), winner of the 2016 Paris Marathon in 2 hours 07 minutes ’11 seconds.
  • This was the record Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele in 2014. The cover time was 2 hours 05 Minutes ’04 Seconds.
  • The first women finisher for women category was by the Kenyan Purity Rionoripo last year in 2017. The cover time was 2 hours 20 minutes ’55 seconds.

    Last year, there was …

  • 97% of finishers
  • 42,500 people crossed the finish line
  • 63% of participants with a time in more than 4 hours
  • 1,800,000 km traveled by competitors, more than 2 round trips between the Earth and the Moon

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