Congratulations to all of the winners of the Marathon de Paris 2018!
WOMEN TOP 3
1. Besty Saina, Kenya - 2:22:56
2. Ruth Chepngetich, Kenya - 2:22:59
3. Gulume Chala, Ethiopia - 2:23:06
MEN TOP 3
1. Paul Lonyangat, Kenya - 2:06:25
2. Mathew Kisorio, Kenya - 2:06:36
3. Ernest Ngeno, Kenya - 2:06:41
The race for sustainability
For the sixth straight year, Schneider Electric proudly sponsored the Marathon de Paris. We’ve made it our goal to reduce the event’s carbon footprint by mitigating its CO2 emissions and eliminating waste whenever we can.
In 2016, we compensated for 50% of the event’s emissions. This year, we set the target at 85%. But this is not our last word on the topic.
Next year, we’re planning to make the Marathon de Paris fully carbon neutral.
Making the race carbon neutral
To offset the Paris Marathon footprint, we are working closely with the Livelihoods Fund that helps prevent deforestation in the rural areas of Kenya where firewood is the primary energy source.
We are strongly supporting the Fund in providing energy-efficient Hifadhi cookstoves to Kenyan villagers and planting new trees to restore already damaged ecosystems.
All of this means tons of timber saved and a smaller carbon footprint.
The Livelihoods Hifadhi project in numbers
hectares is the area of forest Kenya loses every year
cookstoves will be sold over 2013–2022
is the price of one cookstove
is the reduction in wood use, compared to the traditional stove
tons is the amount of wood the project will save over 10 years
tons of CO₂ is the total offset target of the project
Relive last year’s race
Watch the highlights from the 41st Marathon de Paris!
Relive the route
Marathon de Paris boasts one of the most scenic routes in the world. See which famous landmarks the runners had the pleasure of running past on their way to the finish line!