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Paris Marathon Live Stream and TV Broadcast Schedule
Where to watch the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris 2018 live streaming online. Paris marathon television coverage channel and schedule.
By: My World Events
The Paris marathon, or Marathon de Paris as it is known locally, gets underway at 8.45am local time on Sunday 8 April 2018. The marathon starts on the famous broad expanse of the Champs Elysees then follows a route throughout the city, taking in some of the most iconic sights of this famous city, including of course the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe.
The streets traversed by the marathon course include Rue de Rivoli, Place de la Bastille, Rue du Faubourg Saint Antoine, Rue de Reuilly, Avenue Daumensil, Chateau de Vincennes, Route de la Pyramide, Route Saint Hubert, Route du Pesage, Avenue de Gravelle, Porte de Charenton, Boulevard Boudon, Quai de Celestins, Voie Georges Pompidou, Place de Varsovie, Avenue du President Kennedy, Rue Mirabeau, Rue Molitor, Boulevard d'Auteuil, Avenue des Fortifications, Carrefour des Cascades, Avenue de Saint Cloud, Allee de la Reine Marguerite, Avenue de Longchamps and Route de la Muette a Neuilly before the race reaches the finish line on Avenue Foch.
The full TV broadcast schedule and live stream links for the Paris marathon are available here:
The route passes the Louvre, then goes round the Place de la Bastille, and down Boulevard Soult to the Bois de Vincennes. A long loop of the Bois de Vincennes returns the route into the heart of Paris. The halfway point is reached at Rue de Charenton. The route now follows the course of the Seine, passing Île de la Cité and going under the Pont Neuf, then a series of tunnels. There is a large drinks station and foot massage at Trocadéro, opposite the Eiffel Tower. The route continues along the Seine, before branching off east to eventually pass though Bois de Boulogne, emerging for the final 200 metres and the finish on the Avenue Foch.
The first Paris Marathon, the Tour de Paris Marathon, took place in 1896. A big crowd gathered to watch 191 participants. It was run over a course of 40 km from Paris to Conflans-Sainte-
The distance of 40 km was chosen as it was the distance separating Marathon from Athens. The current distance of the race is 42.195 km, which the IAAF established in 1921 as the standard length of a marathon, following the 1908 Olympic race in London. This first race was won by Len Hurst from England who crossed the finishing line in 2 hours, 31 minutes and 30 seconds. His prize money was 200 francs.
The present Paris Marathon dates from 1976. It is normally held on a Sunday in April and is limited to 50,000 runners. It is organised by the Amaury Sport Organisation. It is notable for the attractive route through the heart of the city of Paris. Unlike most other marathons, but like all races in France, the Paris Marathon requires a doctor's note no more than a year old, stating that there is "no contraindication to competitive running".