The course for the Paris 2024 Olympic marathon will honour girls and their function in some of the historic occasions of the French Revolution.
The route will hint the trail of the Girls’s March on Versailles in October 1789, which noticed hundreds of feminine market merchants, indignant over the value of bread, march to the palace of King Louis XVI armed with weapons.
There, they pressured him to Paris – the place individuals confronted hunger – in an act that historians say led to the abolition of the monarchy in France.
For the primary time because it was included on the Olympic programme in 1984, the ladies’s marathon will happen a day after the boys’s and can conclude the athletics programme on 11 August.
“Girls first. We needed to have fun girls,” stated Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo.
“We’re attempting to provide some which means to our occasions and selecting this course was a great way to do it,” added Paris 2024 boss Tony Estanguet. “We actually need to innovate.”
The Girls’s March, which Paris organisers say is a “image of emancipation and advocacy”, is taken into account one of many first demonstrations in historical past.
Beginning on the Lodge de Ville in Paris, the route – together with 436m of altitude achieve – will go well-known monuments together with the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum and the Palais Garnier, and end on the Esplanade des Invalides.
Organisers have additionally added two mass participation occasions – a marathon and a 10km run – to permit members of the general public to run the course, with 20,024 members permitted in every.