The Paris marathon, currently known under sponsorship as the Schneider Electric Paris Marathon, or Marathon de Paris for the locals, is the first of the marathon majors to take place each year, bringing a selection of the top athletes from around the world to enjoy one of the most visually arresting marathon courses you will find anywhere.

Event Schneider Electric Paris Marathon 2020
Date Sunday 18 October 2020
Stadium Paris, France
  • 8:05 (Central European)
  • 6:05 (UTC)
  • 2:05am (US Eastern)
  • 4:05pm (Sydney, AUS)

TV & Live Streaming

We;’ve been able to find excellent live streaming coverage of the marathon for the last few years, so shouldn’t have any problems bringing you a live stream from wherever you are. We’ll post the links right here.

This year there is once again live online coverage provided by the excellent Watch Athletics:

Paris marathon live stream

Television coverage in France is typically provided by TV channel France 3, which you can watch live online here:

France 3 live stream

An alternative way of viewing the marathon that I’m a big fan of is to check out some of the local webcams – there are a range of them in key locations around Paris, with one on the Champs Elysees in a particularly good vantage point:

In Canada: The CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) is broadcasting all 14 Diamond League events.

In the UK: Eurosport has TV/streaming rights (except for the meets held in the UK).