Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris

APRIL 03, 2016 - 08:45AM / DIFFICULTY
AVERAGE TEMP. 12°C 54°F
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DISTANCES 42 26
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AVERAGE SIZE 54,000 RUNNERS
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5 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

  1. 1
    The Paris Marathon alternates between gorgeous city views and the more difficult park sections. To stay strong, mentally divide the course up into manageable sections. Grabbing a bite and rehydrating at each water station also helps.
  2. 2
    The route’s most challenging section comes in the final 10km, as you’ll be jogging alone in the gigantic Bois de Boulogne. Don’t dwell on how much race you have left. Instead, pick another runner or a pacemaker to follow until you’re out.
  3. 3
    For the first 12km, take the opportunity to admire Paris without the city’s cars rushing by. Let the sights inspire you, but don’t overpace yourself. You’ll need all your strength for the final stretch in Bois de Boulogne park.
  4. 4
    It’s a good idea to pick up a gel pack around the 25-30km mark — doing so may help you avoid running out of steam near the race’s end. Just make sure you’re only using products you’ve experimented with in training. You don’t want any nasty surprises.
  5. 5
    Bottles are plentiful at the marathon’s water stations, so don’t worry about bringing your own. And don’t forget to take advantage of the food and drinks provided at the finish line. Refueling here — especially with protein — can help you recover faster.
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