Paris Marathon 2019 attracted 55,000 participants taking place in one of the biggest marathons in the world, French and foreign disabled athletes were urged to push themselves beyond their limits and beat their records.
With a ten minute head start over able-bodied athletes, the disabled athletes were able to follow the same route in complete security, and the public will be able to cheer them on.
Wheelchair athletes and runners from around the world set off from the Champs-Élysées after 8am on a cold (2°C) and cloudless Sunday morning in Paris. This year’s course ran east through the French capital to the Bois de Vincennes, around that vast forested park, and then west again through the heart of the city, along the Seine on the Right Bank, past the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower, and through the Bois de Boulogne. Two landmarks, the Opéra Garnier and the Place Vendôme, were added to the 2019 route.
the Winner of that race was Julien Casoli from France who ran a time of 1:36:57 Followed by Swiss National 1:45:37 and Vitaly Gritsenko who clocked 1:46:35