Paris features 15 Sub-2:08 men and 8 Sub-2:25 women.
Paul Lonyangatta is the defending champ (2:06:10 last year) but this year he’ll only have the fifth-best PR on the start line. Among those he’ll face are former Worlds silver medalist Yemane Adhane (2:04:48 PR from 2012) and Eliud Kiptanui (2:05:21). The women’s race stands to be a duel between Amane Gobena (2:21:51) and Ruth Chepngetich (2:06:06).
Preview of race here:
Full elite women's field.