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Paris 2024 Olympic Games: 72 runners of the Corrida de Thiais "dream" of the "Marathon for all"

2023-12-10T14:49:16.724Z

Highlights: Paris 2024 Olympic Games: 72 runners of the Corrida de Thiais "dream" of the "Marathon for all" There were 3,000 of them on Sunday to take the start of this unmissable event in the world of racing. By drawing lots, some "end of" runners can already see themselves, not at the top of the bill, but running at the foot of Parisian monuments. Scheduled for August 10 in the heart of Paris as part of the Olympic Games, the night event will bring together more than 20,000 amateur runners.


There were 3,000 of them on Sunday to take the start of this unmissable event in the world of racing. By drawing lots, some "end of


They can already see themselves, not at the top of the bill, but running at the foot of a series of Parisian monuments. Among the 3,000 runners who took part in the 24th edition of the Corrida de Thiais (Val-de-Marne) on Sunday morning, some may be luckier than others.

If the draw among the "finishers" of the 10 km smiles on them, they will participate in the "Marathon for all". Scheduled for August 10 in the heart of Paris as part of the Olympic Games, the night event will bring together more than 20,000 amateur runners.

Thiais, Sunday, December 10, 2023. Many "finishers" of the 10km Corrida de Thiais scanned the QR code leading to the form for the famous draw.

"In the coming weeks, 72 bibs will be drawn at random among the runners of the Corrida de Thiais, more precisely 24 for men and 48 for women," explains Patricia Korchef-Lambert (LR), vice-president of the Val-de-Marne departmental council in charge of sports. Other bibs for the "Marathon for all" were put up for grabs last October in Maisons-Alfort during the Maisonnaise race.

Coraline doesn't necessarily aim for the time trial but for the "atmosphere"

"An unmissable event", in the words of Richard Dell'Agnola, the mayor (LR) of Thiais, the Corrida was even more so this year with the prospect of a possible participation in the Olympic adventure. "I have to admit, taking part in this race would be a bit of a dream, I would run there with great pleasure," said Clément, who is barely catching his breath after finishing 4th in the 10 km. "And then it would be an opportunity to dress up again," smiles the US Fontenay rider, dressed as a tiger for the occasion.

Fabien, from Gagny (Seine-Saint-Denis), doesn't have a suit or makeup, but he has a lot of miles behind him. Given his motivation, we understand what the "Marathon for All" means to him. "I've done three marathons in Paris, including the Nice marathon, and I train five or six times a week, so I should be fine," said the young man, who hopes to be drawn.

Thiais, Sunday, December 10, 2023. Like Coraline (in a pink T-shirt), the "finishers" of the 10 km Corrida de Thiais hope, thanks to a draw made in the wake of this very popular event, to win a bib for the "Marathon for all".

Coraline, 28 years old, from the US Palaiseau triathlon (Essonne) also wants to believe it. The "Marathon for all", "I wouldn't go for the time, but for the atmosphere, to visit Paris in a different way too," she imagines. And then at night without the cars, it's going to be great! »

Source: leparis

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