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Paris to host 36th marathon in April

Paris to host 36th marathon in April
10 Feb 2012

Travellers staying in Paris hotels in April will have the opportunity to see an impressive sight as tens of thousands of runners take to the city's streets to participate in a marathon.

Due to return for its 36th outing on 15 April 2012, the Paris Marathon is one of the five largest events of its kind in the world, along with its counterparts in London, Berlin, New York and Chicago.

Some 40,000 people take part in the race every year, with approximately 40% coming from overseas.

Visitors planning to watch the event this spring will be able to gather in some of the French capital's most famous locations, with the foot of the Arc de Triomphe on the Champs Elysees providing the starting point.

Runners head towards Place de la Concorde, Rue de Rivoli and the Bois de Vincennes and Bois de Boulogne woods on a route offering views of landmarks and attractions such as the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral.

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