Ethiopian Ayana and Kenyan Kiprop, winners of the Paris marathon

04/02/2023 at 13:09


Ayana, only twenty years old, set a time of 2:07:15 to beat her compatriot Guye Adola in the 42.195 kilometers

The Parisian test had 52,000 registered, including the French Charly Brancarel, who at 92 years old was running his eleventh marathon

The Ethiopian Abeje Ayana and the Kenyan Helaba Kiprop prevailed this Sunday in the Paris marathon, a race held in difficult conditions due to rain and wind.

Ayana, only twenty years old, scored a time of 2:07:15 to prevail in the 42.195 kilometers his compatriot Guye Adola (who entered 15 seconds behind) and the Kenyan Josphat Boit (25 seconds later).

In the female category, Kiprop finished in 2:23:17beating Atalel Anmut by just two seconds and Fikrte Wereta by five, both Ethiopians.

This 46th edition of the Parisian test had 52,000 registeredincluding French Charly Brancarel, who at the age of 92 was running his eleventh marathonand Mayor Anne Hidalgo was in charge of firing the starting gun.

The race passed through the main monuments of the city and its surroundingssince it began on the Champs-Élysées and passed through the Places de la Concorde and the Bastille, the Château de Vincennes, the Opera, the Eiffel Tower or the Louvre and Orsay museums, before ending next to the Arc de Triomphe.