Two-time Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge will tackle members of the general public in a working problem to mark 1,000 days till the beginning of the Paris 2024 Video games.
The Kenyan will take part in a pursuit-style 5km race towards 2,000 runners on the Champs-Elysees within the French capital on 31 October.
With the sector cut up into completely different teams based mostly on means, the problem is to out-run Kipchoge, who will cowl an extended distance and purpose to meet up with the remainder of the pack.
Those that handle to carry off the 36-year-old will safe their entry for the mass participation marathon at Paris 2024, which is being held on the identical day because the Olympic marathon.
In a primary for the Video games, newbie athletes within the mass occasion will be capable of comply with the identical route because the Olympic race simply hours later.
Kipchoge holds the world document for the marathon, working 2:01:39 on the Berlin marathon in 2018, and defended his Olympic title in Tokyo in August.
“I’m delighted to be heading to Paris 1,000 days earlier than the beginning of the 2024 Olympic Video games for a very distinctive problem,” he mentioned.
“Open to all, no matter their degree, this distinctive race is a superb picture of what working is about: it’s accessible and open to everybody.
“On one of the vital stunning avenues on the planet, I problem you to not let me catch you!”