Champs-Elysées – Kilometer 1 – Just before “place de la Concorde” before turning left to the Rivoli street

In spring, strange signs appear on the Parisian road, blue lines accompanied by indications which seem to be coded: “KM1”, “KM2”, “KM3”, etc. 
These are the kilometric marks of the Paris marathon! In other places, all the miles are indicated too.

On the photo above, the first kilometer. Magic kilometer going down the Champs-Elysées. Imagine, you are in the middle of the road of one of the most beautiful avenues and you are running applauded by the crowd!
Take care, in spite of the enthusiasm, don’t lose your head. If it seems to be easy, it is because you are running downhill. keep your energy.

One kilometer earlier, the start, in the middle of the Champs-Elysées. The mark is already present:

The 2013 Paris marathon start at the level of the Marbeuf street

Here you are, ready to make a magnificent route in Paris. Find the route in detail by clicking the image below, with a view of monuments, buildings, streets:

Having crossed and taken advantage of Paris up and down, here you are, very close to the finish, in the kilometer 42:

Avenue Foch – 42th kilometer – In the background, the Arc of Triumph

Only 195 meters to go (enjoy it, this moment is extraordinary) and you arrive!
Here is the location of the finish, rather discreet for the moment:

The finish line ! Behind the Arc of Triumph, the Champs-Elysées from where the Marathon started!

We wish you a beautiful Paris Marathon!

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