KENYA STANDS OUT AT THE 34TH EDITION OF THE PARIS INTERNATIONAL MARATHON, (PARIS – 11TH APRIL, 2010)
Paris, France – Out of the 40,000 participants in the 34th Edition of the Paris International Marathon, were 16 Kenyan athletes who did Kenya very proud with 9 of them being among the Top 20. Our very own, Alfred Kering (02:07:10) and Wilson Kipsang (02:07:13) took positions 2 and 3 respectively, thereby joining the Ethiopian, Tadesse Tola on the Podium. The Kenyan performance was indeed very impressive with 5 Kenyan athletes out of the 16, finishing the race in less than 02:10:00!
Alfred Kering (Right) and Wilson Kipsang (Left) join Tadesse Tola (Centre) at the Podium
The 34th Edition of the Paris International Marathon being the Record in the Number of Participants, brought out a crowd of 250,000 people in the streets of Paris to cheer up the runners who ran the 42,195km in the City of Paris…
from the Champs Élysées Avenue to Foch Avenue running through Bastille, Nation, Vincennes, les Tuileries, la Tour Eiffel on a course that ran through the streets of the historic French Revolution.
As part of our Sports Diplomacy, the Kenya Embassy in Paris led by His Excellency Ambassador Elkanah Odembo and members of staff came out in large numbers to support the Kenyan team. The Embassy also sent out a notice to Kenyans in France to come out and support the athletes.
His Excellency Ambassador Elkanah Odembo cheers the Kenyan athletes at the Arrival Point.