- Paris marathon
This year the 35th marathon will take place once more in paris on the 10th of April starting from the Champs Elysés at 8:45 a.m and running through Bastille, Nation, the Tuileries Gardens. To learn more about the exact route, visit the link below:
The first marathon with 191 partecipants, was held in paris in 1896 and today counts more than 40000 runners.
“From long distance running I learnt just how constricted we are by consensus and limiting belief systems. Being “out there” for hours does not simply test the physical stamina, it is a serious challenge to mental abilities. It becomes a process of self discovery that totally changes your perceptions and your idea of what is possible as doubts and fears just dissolve. It is incredibly soothing. You learn to construct your own reality by changing your thoughts and this positive mental attitude endures in other areas of your life. In running my first marathon I learnt to trust; I discovered the body is limitless and capable of achieving any feat by sheer will driven by desire. You learn to appreciate and listen to your body like never before. To just let go and venture into an unknown and not hold back. Moment I did, the physical discomfort jolted me. With running you get so involved that nothing else seems to matter: a state of mind when consciousness becomes harmoniously ordered. Something that cannot be taught, it must be experienced. It teaches in a short period just what life tries over decades.”
Sonia Karim (BSc. Hons Biochem) 3 Times Marathon Finisher: New York, London, Rome