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Register To Run 2013 Paris Marathon : Enter 2013 Paris Marathon

They say, |”The early bird catches the worm” This is so true when it comes to getting a place to run in popular Paris marathon. To say this marathon is popular is understatement.  The race has 40,000 slots. Last year the race opened in September and it was all sold out by end of November.

The rule is first come first served.The key to getting your slot is booking early.  Registration for the 2013 race will begin or open between mid-September and early October.

Paris Marathon 2013 registration date.

Registration for 2013 Paris marathon will be done online. Payment of registration fee is also done online.

2013 Paris Marathon Dates.

2013 Paris marathon will be on 7th April 2013.

Doctors medical report

Paris marathon require a medical certificate signed by doctor proving you are in good condition to run and finish a  26 mile marathon

Book a Starting zone

The starting zone just after elite runners is reserved for sub 3.15 runners who provide proof of previous race results obtained within the last two years. For this fast runners, the registration must be done via post mail.

To Register visit the official paris marathon website

Register for France / Paris marathon via Charity

If you are not successful, you can take the route of running for Charity. Charity organizations require you to raise a minimum amount of funds. There are many charities organization selling Paris marathon slots in exchange for funds.  Check out this Charities Stroke Association & Arthritis research.

2012 Paris Marathon Results

I was just checking the results from 2012 Paris marathon and results of South African Runner Hendrick Ramala caught my attention, I will get back to that later.

Kenyan runner Stanley Biwott won the men’s 2012 Paris marathon on Sunday in a record time of 2hrs 05 min 12 sec. This was a second win this year in the streets of Paris by Biwott. He also came first in Paris Half marathon.

Biwott broke away from the leading pack at the 30km mark and crossed the finish line more than a minute ahead of Ethiopian duo Raji Assefa and Sisay Jisa.

Women Winner 2012 Paris Marathon

In the women’s race Ethiopia’s Tirfi Beyene came motored home first in a new record time for the Paris renewal of 2hrs 21min 39sec. Beyene came home ahead of Turkey’s Sultan Haydar (2hr 25:09.) and Ethiopia’s Makda Harun (2hr 26:46).

Paris Marathon Runner Motoring In Streets of Paris.

Hendrick Ramala Paris Marathon

The 40 year old South African long distance runner was gunning for a place in South Africa Olympic squad but his goal fell apart when he finished 33rd in 2 hours, 17 minutes and 57.

“It’s all over, I was messed up by the weather.

It is extremely cold here,” said Ramaala soon after crossing the finish line.

“I’m not disappointed because I gave it my best shot – it was worth trying.

“But this is not the end of my athletics career, I will continue running to support my family. Athletics is my career.

“I have decided to take a week’s break before I can go back to the road,” said Ramaala. Story from Sowetan

I think Ramala is pushing his luck too far. Younger and faster runners are coming from Kenya and Ethiopia and it is now impossible for a 40 year old compete with them.

Register to Run 2012 Paris Marathon

The Paris Marathon is one of the prestigious marathon races in Europe. Registration for the 2012 race is open. The race has 40,000 slots. The rule is first come first served. Last year the race opened in September and it was all sold out by end of November.

2012 Paris Marathon Dates.

2012 Paris marathon will be on 15 April 2012.

Registration 2012 Paris Marathon

Registration for 2012 Paris marathon will be done online, at the official Paris Marathon site. Payment of registration fee is also done online.

2012 Paris Marathon registration fee.

  • 12,000 first quota of places 60 €
  • 15,000 next quota of places 79 €
  • 10,000 final quota of places 95 €

Doctors medical report

Paris marathon require a medical certificate signed by doctor proving you are in good condition to run and finish a 26 mile marathon

Book a Starting zone

The starting zone just after elite runners is reserved for sub 3.15 runners who provide proof of previous race results obtained within the last two years. For this fast runners the registration must be done via post mail.

Paris Marathon 2011 Results

Paris marathon 2011 was live on satellite TV and the race ended in a familiar pattern. It was a Kenyan one – two finish in both the mens and womens races.

Paris Marathon 2011 Men Results

  1. Benjamin Kiptoo won the race in 2 hours, 6 minutes, 30 seconds.
  2. Bernard Kipyego finished second, in 2 hours, 7 minutes, 15 seconds.

The Kenyan dominance in the mens race was very strong. The seven first places were taken by the Kenyans, 3rd Wendimu 2.07.29, 4th Alfred Kering 2.07.39, 6th Chebogut, 7th Sugut. Very Impresive!

Paris Marathon 2011 Women Results.

  1. Priscah Jeptoo won the women’s race in 2:22:52
  2. Agnes Kiprop also of Kenya was second.

For Benjamin Kiptoo this was a a new personal best. His previous best was 2:7:17. He has won marathons in Rome, Beijing and Chuncheon, and represented Kenya at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics.

Paris Marathon 2011 Wheelchair race results

Heinz Frei of Switzerland won the wheelchair race in a time of 1:29:12.

I will keep you posted on best pictures from paris marathon.

Download Paris Marathon : Route : Map : Course

Paris marathon course has been designed to give runners a good view of the magnificent city and some of its famous sights. Some of the attractions along the route are Champs Elysées, the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral and Place de la Bastille.

Paris Marathon Start area

The course starts out right in front of the Triumphal Arch and continues down the broad Champs Elysées. The route passes through two Parisian woods and past fabulous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral and Place de la Bastille.

Paris Marathon Finish Area

Paris marathon finishes at Avenue Foch

Picture of Paris Marathon Route : Map : Course

Image courtesy of Paris Marathon

To download the image just right click the image and click save.

To download a PDF file of Paris Marathon with route details such as refreshment points, sponges, kilometre points etc. Go To Paris Marathon Map.

Destination Marathons Europe

Europe provides fantastic destination races. If you enjoy destination races, here’s five destination marathons across europe I recommend:

Athens Greece Marathon

The attraction for this that you tell people you ran the original marathon route. Any hard core runner must consider Athens marathon has his top destination marathon. Athens Marathon takes place every November.

Paris Marathon.

With over 40,000 runners taking part, this has to be the most popular destination marathon. I believe it has to do with the fact Paris is the most popular travel destination and many runners schedule their Paris travel for the weekend of Paris marathon. Paris marathon takes place in November.

London Marathon.

The London Marathon is fun and relaxed, because of the large number of runners who do the race to raise money for charity. Entry is by lottery, so make sure to send in your application early. The London marathon takes place every April.

Rome Marathon

For those runners that love everything Italian, making Rome marathon your destination marathon would be the perfect way to enjoy Rome scenery while running. Rome marathon will takes place in March.

Rotterdam Marathon.

If you are looking for a flat course then this is it. The flat-fast course makes it perfect for any runner who aims to qualify for Boston marathon. Many runners report achieving new PR at Rotterdam marathon.

Hope you consider these as part of your destination races europe.

Register To Run 2011 Paris Marathon : Enter 2011 Paris Marathon

The Paris Marathon is one of the prestigious marathon races in Europe. Registration for the 2011 race will open around September 2010. The race has 40,000 slots. The rule is first come first served. Last year the race opened in September and it was all sold out by end of November.

2011 Paris Marathon Dates.

2011 Paris marathon will be on 11 April 2011.

Registration 2011 Paris Marathon

Registration for 2011 Paris marathon will be done online. Payment of registration fee is also done online.

Doctors medical report

Paris marathon require a medical certificate signed by doctor proving you are in good condition to run and finish a  26 mile marathon

Book a Starting zone

The starting zone just after elite runners is reserved for sub 3.15 runners who provide proof of previous race results obtained within the last two years. For this fast runners the registration must be done via post mail.

To Register visit the official paris marathon website