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FROM THE LEFT-LUGGAGE AREA

  • DROP OFF YOUR BAG  at the left-luggage service in rue de l’Amiral de Coligny - 75001 Paris.
  • ACCESS TO YOUR START AREA  Quai de l’Hôtel de Ville
    (follow the on-site signs of the same colour as your start area).

FROM THE METRO STATIONS


TAKE STARTER’S ORDERS WITH…

Sixteen athletes will lend their names to the different starting zones: eight for the marathon starting zones and eight for the 10 km race. These emblematic champions of their disciplines have left their mark on the history of sport, and today their influence extends far beyond their impressive achievements. They will be taking starter’s orders alongside you.

ON THE MARATHON

SAS 1 - 3H15 I Amélie MAURESMO

Amélie Mauresmo is a French tennis player born on 5th July 1979, in Saint-Germain-en-Laye (Yvelines). She made tennis history by winning two Grand Slam titles in 2006, at the Australian Open and Wimbledon. Mauresmo became world number one in 2004 and won the silver medal in the singles at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. Following her playing career, she has become a respected coach, notably for Andy Murray.

Alistair Brownlee is a British triathlete born on 23rd April 1988, in Dewsbury. He became a triathlon legend by twice winning Olympic gold at the London Games in 2012 and the Rio Games in 2016. Alistair was also crowned triathlon world champion in 2009 and 2011. In addition to his individual successes, he has often run alongside his brother Jonathan to form a formidable duo. They will be running together at the Marathon Pour Tous.
“The Marathon Pour Tous promises to be an outstanding experience. As a former Olympic athlete, I am well aware of the thrills that the Games can produce. Sharing it with the general public for the first time is wonderful”.

Martin Fourcade is a French biathlete born on 14th September 1988, in Céret (Pyrénées-Orientales). He is France’s most successful Olympic athlete, with five gold medals won at the Winter Olympic Games at Sochi in 2014 and at PyeongChang in 2018. Fourcade also dominated the World Championships, winning thirteen world titles between 2011 and 2020. He won the general classification at the World Cup seven times in a row, which is a record. Outside his sporting career, Martin Fourcade is the chairman of the Paris 2024 Athletes’ Commission and a member of the IOC Athletes’ Commission.  
“For me, the Marathon Pour Tous is the culmination of our will to share that has driven us throughout the Paris 2024 adventure. Of course, it will allow us to dream as we follow in the footsteps of the greatest champions, to push ourselves beyond our limits and to visit Paris differently. More importantly, it will enable us to do all that together”.

Jessica Harrison is a Franco-British triathlete born on 27th October 1977, in Sheffield, in the United Kingdom. Representing France, she took part in the Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012. Jessica has also won several medals at the European Championships, including a bronze in 2011. In 2010, she suffered a serious cycling accident, but managed to return to competition after intensive rehabilitation. She is a member of the Paris 2024 Athletes’ Commission.  
“Forty thousand enthusiastic runners will be able to enjoy this magnificent route and have the opportunity to find themselves at the heart of the Games. It is unprecedented. I cannot wait and I am very honoured to be taking part in the Marathon Pour Tous party. It will give everybody wings, from the first to the last"

Camille Lacourt is a French swimmer born on 22nd April 1985, in Narbonne. He is a backstroke specialist and left his mark on swimming history by becoming 50-metre backstroke world champion in 2013, 2015 and 2017. Lacourt has also won five European titles. At the World Championships in 2011, he distinguished himself by winning gold in the 100-metres backstroke. He took part in the Olympic Games in 2012 and 2016, reaching the final of the 100-metres backstroke both times.  
“Being a sportsperson involves surpassing yourself in each training session. It means accepting and respecting opponents as well as adversity, because they will help us to progress. Being a sportsperson also means understanding that to succeed you have to fail. Being a sportsperson means feeling alive! Sport is first and foremost a means of sharing and I am honoured to be sharing this moment with all these champions!”

Sarah Ourahmoune is a French boxer born on 21st January 1982, in Sèvres (Hauts-de-Seine). She left her mark on the history of the flyweight category by winning a silver medal at the Rio Olympic Games in 2016. Ourahmoune was also a World Champion in 2008 (in the light flyweight category) and won several European titles. Outside her sporting career, she is actively committed to promoting women’s sport and social inclusion. Sarah Ourahmoune is renowned for her courage as well as perseverance and is an emblematic figure of French boxing who has inspired many young athletes.

Michaël Jeremiasz is a wheelchair tennis player born on 15th October 1981, in Paris. He has been world number one in singles as well as doubles and has won four Paralympic medals: doubles gold in 2008, doubles silver in 2004, doubles and singles bronze in 2012. Jeremiasz has also won nine doubles Grand Slam titles. In addition to his competitive successes, he is renowned for his commitment to Paralympic sport. In particular, he is a member of the Paris 2024 Athletes’ Commission.  
“For me, the Marathon Pour Tous, as its name suggests, is a moment of celebration and fraternity that is accessible to everybody… making sport a political and social tool!” 

Tifany Huot-Marchand is a French short track skater born on 10th May 1994 in Besançon. She is a specialist at the 500 metres distance and has represented France at the Winter Olympics in 2018 in PyeongChang and in 2022 in Beijing. Tifany has also shone at the European Championships, winning several medals in the relay event. In 2021, she contributed to the silver medal winning performance of the French relay team at the World Championships. After a serious accident in 2022, she has shown resilience to return to the highest level and take part in the Marathon Pour Tous.  
“The Marathon Pour Tous is the perfect blend of challenge and adventure. Being on the starting line of this unique marathon after having been through so much means a lot to me”.  

ON THE 10 KM

Paula Radcliffe is a British athlete born on 17th December 1973 in Cheshire. She is widely recognised as one of the greatest marathon runners of all time. In particular, Paula won the New York Marathon in 2004 and the London Marathon in 2002 and 2005 but it is especially her record-breaking performances that left their mark on history: for a long time she held the women’s marathon record, set in London in 2003, with a time of 2 hours 15 minutes and 25 seconds. In spite of setbacks at the Olympic Games, her exploits in international marathons remain unrivalled.  
“For me, the Marathon Pour Tous represents all that is beautiful about running. The great running family is coming together to celebrate the marathon and the Olympic Games. We will be celebrating humanity, camaraderie and the magic of the marathon together”.  

Jean-Philippe Gatien is a French table tennis player born on 16th October 1968, in Alès. He made table tennis history by winning the silver medal at the Barcelona Olympic Games in 1992 and a bronze medal in the doubles at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000. Jean-Philippe was also a singles world champion in 1993 and won several European titles. From 2015 to 2023, he occupied the position of Sporting Director on the Olympic and Paralympic Games Organisation Committee.  
“I am delighted to be taking part in the Marathon Pour Tous, symbolising the opening up of the Games to the general public. It is an incredible sporting and celebratory experience that demonstrates the power sport has in bringing people together and sharing thrills”.  

Coralie Balmy is a French swimmer born on 2nd June 1987, in La Trinité, in Martinique. She is a specialist at middle distance races and shone when winning the bronze medal in the 4 x 200 freestyle relay at the London Olympic Games in 2012. She has also distinguished herself at the European Championships, winning several titles and medals, including gold, in 2012 in the 400 metres freestyle.  
“Sport has the ability to bring together people of all origins, religions and colours: the Marathon Pour Tous is a fine illustration of this. As an Olympian, the Marathon Pour Tous will enable me to experience my 4th Olympic Games from the inside, in my own country, and that is a fantastic opportunity, especially as I will be sharing this sporting moment with friends who are also former top-level athletes”.

Axel Clerget is a French judoka born on 28th February 1987, in Saint-Dizier (Haute-Marne), competing in the under 90-kg category. Clerget distinguished himself through his performances at the World Championships, where he individually won two bronze medals, in 2018 and 2019. He also won an Olympic gold medal in the mixed team event at the Tokyo Games in 2021, alongside, among others, Clarisse Agbegnenou, Teddy Riner and Sarah-Léonie Cysique.  
“For me, running the Marathon Pour Tous’s 10 km race is a way to take part in the Olympic Games at home. It is also a return to my roots, as I did a lot of running as a child. As a teenager, I had to choose between athletics and judo. As I gained weight, the choice was obvious. It will also be a real challenge for me as I have not been able to run for a few years due to physical problems”.

Tessa Worley is a French downhill skier born on 4th October in Annemasse (in Haute-Savoie). She is a specialist in the giant slalom and has won World Championship titles in this discipline in 2013 and 2017. Tessa has also picked up several victories in the World Cup, confirming her place among the best skiers on the circuit. In addition to her individual titles, she has also helped the French team to be successful, especially by winning a team event gold medal at the World Championships in 2011. She has taken part in the Winter Olympic Games in 2010, 2018 and 2022.  
“Coming from a winter sports background and an explosive, quick discipline like downhill skiing, I am delighted to be putting on a number for a totally different competition like the marathon. I cannot wait to experience the excitement of these Summer Games 'at home' and share in the thrill of competition once again. It is a source of pride and a personal challenge to be at the starting line”.

Marie-José Pérec is a French athlete born on 9th May 1968, in Basse-Terre, in Guadeloupe. She is one of the best sprinters of all time. Marie-Jo won three Olympic gold medals: in the 400 metres at the Barcelona Games in 1992, and in the 200 metres and 400 metres at the Atlanta Games, in 1996. She was also twice world champion in the 400 metres. Away from the track, she is also known for her commitment to social and humanitarian causes.

Marie Bochet is a French disabled skier born on 9 February 1994 in Chambéry. A specialist in speed and slalom events, she is one of the most successful athletes in her discipline. Marie won eight Paralympic titles in 2014 and 2018, as well as twenty world championship titles, confirming her dominance on the international circuit. In addition to her individual successes, she has made a major contribution to raising the profile of disabled skiing in France. She took part in the 2010, 2014, 2018 and 2022 Paralympic Games, where she regularly demonstrated her talent and determination. Known for her exceptional technique and iron will, Marie Bochet is an emblematic figure in French disabled sport.
"It's an opportunity for a new challenge, to push back new limits during an extraordinary event."

Émilie Le Pennec is a French gymnast born on 31st December 1987, in La Garenne-Colombes (Hauts-de-Seine). She made history in artistic gymnastics by wining Olympic gold at the Athens Games in 2004. Emilie won the gold medal in the individual combined event, becoming the first Frenchwoman to win this title. Away from gymnastics, she is also known for her commitment to promoting sport and education.