Consecutive Olympic Marathon Champion Eliud Kipchoge Play 5K against the general public on the famous Champs Elysees in Paris. The event will take place on Saturday, October 30th to commemorate the 1,000 days leading up to the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Those who finish the 5K race before the marathon world record holder will win the spot of the mass participation marathon scheduled to be held on the same day as the Olympic marathon at the Paris Games. Kipchoge starts the race with a time penalty and chases the runners on the Champs Elysees. With 2,000 spots, there is already growing interest in events that anyone can attend.
Participants are split at the start line based on their running ability, with the slowest setting first and the fastest setting last. After that, Kipchoge finally starts with an “unknown” time penalty and tries to catch someone he can.
“I’m happy to be heading to Paris for an extraordinary challenge 1,000 days before the 2024 Olympics in Paris,” Kipchoge said in a press release. His current personal best over 5K on the street is 13:11, which he ran on the Carlsbad 5000 in 2010. Kipchoge promises that many ordinary people have a chance to win a starting bib.
This large-scale marathon in Paris is the first time that the host city of the Olympic Games plans to run a public marathon on the same day as the Olympic Marathon, and the two races will be held on the same course.
Eliud Kipchoge competes with the general public for 5K in Paris
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