03/03 - There were more than 30,000 of you!
30,700 competitors were at the start line of the 21th edition of the Semi-Marathon de Paris. This record participation was met with splendid weather conditions, ideal for elite runners; cool temperatures, generous sunshine, and hardly any wind.
. For the men, the Ethiopian runner, Abebe Negewo, 29 years old, had the first big win of his career, winning with a sprint, coming in at 1:01’33”, before Stephen Kiprotich (Ken) at 1:01’34” and Daniel Salel (Ken) at 1:01’34”.
. For the women, the Kenyan runner, Pauline Njeri, 27 years old, conserves her title, with a time of 1:08’58”. She came in ahead of Gladys Kipsoi (Ken) at 1:09’11” and Monica Jepkoech (Ken) at 1:09’32”.
The ambiance was quite convivial before the start at the Château de Vincennes esplanade. The warm-up to music fulfilled its mission by preparing you for the upcoming effort within the start area. We congratulate a number of runners who came in costume, giving a festive touch to their participation!
The Semi-Marathon de Paris was the first opus of the French capital’s running trilogy. The next races programmed for the streets of Paris will be the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris on April 7 and L’Equipe 10k on June 23.