Twenty one year old Vincent Kipruto of Kenya won the Paris Marathon is a time of 2:05:47 which better the previous record set by Mike Rotich in 2003 by 49 seconds.
On the women's side the race went to Ethiopia's Atsede Bayisa who won the women's race in 2hrs 24.41 minutes, 18 seconds ahead of countrywomen Aselefech Mergia.
According to the Iaaf.org:
"This morning, conditions were perfect for distance runners, 10°C and a calm wind, with humidity at 87% dropping to 70% by the end of the race. Some 35,000 runners ran in front of 250,000 spectators in the French Capital, and the depth of the elite race was indeed exceptional, with 6 men under 2:07 (matching London 2008 record) and 11 under 2:09 (new record).
While Kenyans dominated the men’s contest, Ethiopians women took control of the female race as soon as the start. Ashu Kasim, Worknesh Tola, and Azalech Masresha covered the first 5km in 16:07, protecting debutante and favourite Aselefech Mergia (1:07:48 at Half-Marathon in February), and eventual winner Atsede Bayisa. The positions remained unchanged for ten more kilometres, until Kenyan debutante Julia Muraga joined the leaders. By the half way point, four women remained, with Kasim still leading in 1:11:18 from Masresha, Mergia and Bayisa. Tola, second in Paris last year (2:25:37) lost ground and was definitively out of contention."
TOP TEN MEN:
1. Vincent Kipruto Limo (KEN) 2:05:47 (PB)
2. Bazu Worku (ETH) 2:06:15 (debut)
3. David Kemboi Kiyeng (KEN) 2:06:26 (PB)
4. Yemane Adhane (ETH) 2:06:30 (PB)
5. Rachid Kisri (MAR) 2:06:48 (PB)
6. David Mandago Kipkorir (KEN) 2:06:53 (PB)
7. Jonathan Kosgei Kipkorir (KEN) 2:07:31 (PB)
8. Shadrack Kipchumba Kiplagat (KEN) 2:08:11
9. John Kipkorir Komen (KEN) 2:08:12
10. Daniel Too Kiprugut (KEN) 2:08:38 (PB)
TOP TEN WOMEN:
1. Atsede Bayisa (ETH) 2:24:42(PB)
2. Aselefech Mergia (ETH) 2:25:02 (debut)
3. Christelle Dauney (FRA) 2:25:43 (NR)
4. Ashu Kasim (ETH) 2:25:49 (debut)
5. Julia Mombi Muraga (KEN) 2:29:10
6. Worknesh Tola (ETH) 2:29:19
7. Leah Malot (KEN) 2:30:29 (PB)
8. Maria McCambridge (IRL) 2:35:29 (PB)
9. Azalech Masresha (ETH) 2:35:56 (debut)
10. Maja Neuenschwander (SUI) 2:36:48 (PB)