Billed as one of the most pitturesque city marathons in the world, the Paris course entreats participants to some of the finest sights the city has to offer, including the Arc de Triomphe, the Cathédrale de Notre Dame, the Bois de Vincennes, the historic banks of the River Seine and then ends, quite spectacularly, at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. Plenty to distract runners from the pain then!
Both Jane and Susan are avid attendees of the Wednesday night ladies' group and no doubt Lorraine will have assisted them in their marathon build up. Both had good runs in Paris on the day and, most importantly, they enjoyed the whole experience. Jane finished in 4:14:41 for 20493rd place and Susan crossed the line in 4:37:27 for 26367th place. There were 40'000 entrants, not all of whom, of course, will have completed the race. Well done ladies!
The Paris Marathon finished beneath the spectacular Eiffel Tower.