National Marathon Champions for France

Men (89 runnings) 
01 May 2017   Senart                2:20:10    Freddy Guimard
18 Sep 2016   Tours                 2:21:23    Paul Lalire
25 Oct 2015   Rennes                2:18:32    Michael Gras
12 Oct 2014   Metz                  2:16:28    Bouabdellah Tahri
27 Oct 2013   Toulouse              2:17:44    Ruben Iindongo
04 Nov 2012   Nice => Cannes        2:18:01a   Stephane LeFrand
20 Nov 2011   Nice => Cannes        2:18:53a   Alban Chorin               
14 Nov 2010   Nice => Cannes        2:12:59a   Rachid Ghanmouni                 
       ....   not held
01 May 2008   Senart                2:19:45    Samir Baala-2
14 Oct 2007   Dunkerque             2:20:36    David Antoine-3
14 May 2006   Lille                 2:20:42    Pascal Fétizon-2
19 Jun 2005   Mont Saint Michel     2:24:58    David Antoine-2
26 Sep 2004   Dunkerque             2:19:56    David Antoine
       ....   not held
06 Oct 2002   Le Havre              2:20:46    Samir Baala                   
29 Apr 2001   Saint Sylvain d'Anjou 2:21:45    Philippe Remond-2               
22 Oct 2000   Reims                 2:10:47    Benoit Zwierzchiewski         
24 Oct 1999   Reims                 2:15:18    Abdelhakim Bagy               
26 Apr 1998   Albi                  2:17:29    Bertrand Itsweire             
12 Oct 1997   Reims                 2:14:50    Pascal Blanchard              
21 Apr 1996   Paris                 2:14:35    Pascal Fétizon                
15 Oct 1995   Cherbourg             2:13:57    Abdi Djama                              
24 Apr 1994   Paris                 2:13:22    Philippe Remond               
25 Apr 1993   Paris                 2:12:11    Dominique Chauvelier-4        
29 Mar 1992   Paris                 2:10:03    Louis Soares                  
27 Oct 1991   Rouen                 2:13:03    Dominique Chauvelier-3        
07 Oct 1990   Nice                  2:15:18    Dominique Chauvelier-2        
22 Oct 1989   Mérignac              2:18:54    Thierry Watrice               
13 Aug 1988   Tours                 2:17:29    Alexandre Rachide             
31 Oct 1987   Marseille             2:16:01    Jean-Jacques Padel            
25 Oct 1986   Lyon                  2:14:14    Alain Lazare-2                
23 Jun 1985   Anneçy                2:16:41    Patrick Joannes-2             
07 Oct 1984   Chatellerault         2:12:36    Patrick Joannes
23 Oct 1983   Rouffach              2:12:51    Alain Lazare                  
24 Oct 1982   Hyères                2:16:29    Bernard Faure                 
20 Jun 1981   Beuvrages             2:14:09    Dominique Chauvelier          
12 Oct 1980   Montataire            2:15:42    Bernard Bobes-2               
21 Oct 1979   Agen                  2:19:48    Bernard Bobes
01 Oct 1978   Mérignac              2:16:33.6  Jean-Paul Gomez
11 Sep 1977   Beuvrages             2:19:08    Fernand Kolbeck-5
18 Sep 1976   Paris                 2:20:57.6  Jean-Pierre Eudier
21 Sep 1975   Dunkerque             2:19:43    Daniel Fosse
03 Aug 1974   Le Creusot            2:26:13    Fernand Kolbeck-4
01 Sep 1973   Bonnetable            2:18:19    Fernand Kolbeck-3
24 Jun 1972   Angers                2:19:14    Fernand Kolbeck-2
27 Jun 1971   Rochefort             2:20:37    Fernand Kolbeck
09 Aug 1970   Fontainebleau         2:24:13.6  René Combes-2
03 Aug 1969   Grand-Quevilly        2:33:20.6  André Lacour
08 Sep 1968   Fontainebleau         2:23:56    René Combes
06 Aug 1967   Fontainebleau         2:26:30.4  Robert Gomez
26 Jun 1966   Fontainebleau         2:25:40.6  Alain Mimoun-6
05 Sep 1965   Fontainebleau         2:30:19    Alain Mimoun-5
06 Sep 1964   Fontainebleau         2:28:55    Alain Mimoun-4
15 Sep 1963   Fontainebleau         2:33:14    Jean Lavaine
14 Oct 1962   Fontainebleau         2:35:58    Eric Hallberg   
17 Sep 1961   Montmélian            2:41:01    Paul Genève
07 Aug 1960   Fontainebleau         2:31:54.4  Alain Mimoun-3
13 Sep 1959   Colombes              2:23:41    Alain Mimoun-2
20 Jul 1958   Colombes              2:25:29.3  Alain Mimoun
15 Sep 1957   Colombes              2:30:04    Henri Chene
05 Aug 1956   Colombes              2:29:28.8  Mohamed benSaid Maguini
18 Sep 1955   Chambéry              2:48:44    Joseph Pezier
01 Aug 1954   Fontainebleau         2:35:36    Michel Pressense
19 Jul 1953   Colombes              2:37:52.0  Charles Cerou-2
29 Jun 1952   Colombes              2:44:02.6  Lionel Billas
22 Jul 1951   Colombes              2:45:16.8  Charles Cerou
23 Jul 1950   Colombes              2:39:49    René Josset-3
10 Jul 1949   Colombes              2:48:18    René Josset-2
27 Jun 1948   Colombes              2:36:58    René Josset
03 Aug 1947   Colombes              2:58:47    Pierre Cousin-2
21 Jul 1946   Colombes              2:41:17    Pierre Cousin
07 Oct 1945   Joinville le Pont     2:11:15.4  Georges Lebas
       ....   not held
03 Oct 1943   Paris                 2:08:11.2  Eugène LaMarque
       ....   not held
07 Sep 1941   Colombes              2:01:31.4  Maurice Waltspurger-2
       ....   not held
23 Jul 1939   Colombes              2:13:29    Nouba Khaled
24 Jul 1938   Colombes              2:13:52.6  Maurice Waltspurger
26 Sep 1937   Paris                 2:41:52.5  Désiré Leriche
13 Jul 1936   Saint Germain         2:18:48.4  Fernand LeHeurteur
       ....   not held
18 Jun 1932   Saint Mandé           2:40:22.6  François Begeot
27 Sep 1931   Paris                 2:17:00    Raoul Morier
27 Jul 1930   Paris                 2:15:55    Marius Signoret
       ....   not held
08 Jul 1928   Maisons Alfort        2:20:03    Boughera El Ouafi-2
       ....   not held
26 Sep 1926   Colombes              2:52:21    Gustave Lacolle-2
11 Oct 1925   Colombes              2:53:44.6  René Sornais
22 Jun 1924   Colombes              2:50:52.8  Boughera El Ouafi
15 Jul 1923   Paris                 2:49:48.4  Gustave Lacolle
20 Aug 1922   Colombes              2:54:35.4  Amar Alim Said Arbidi
09 Jul 1921   Colombes              3:00:48.4  Charles Robert
18 Jul 1920   Paris                 1:44:53.2  Louis Ichard
       ....
14 Jun 1914   Paris                 2:42:12.0  Chafari Mouloud (ALG)
       ....
30 km
26 May 1912   Paris                 1:48:18    Louis Pautex

Note: Mohamed Reziga won the 2006 championships but was later disqualified for drug use.


Non-marathon distances:
38.5 km    1928
38   km    1930
37   km    1931
35   km    1936,1938-39,1943,1945
32   km    1941
30   km    1912,1920

Notes: The 1958 course was estimated at 43.4 km (1.2 km long)

Non-champion winners
2015  2:09:14   Marius Kipserem Kimutai (KEN)
2014  2:16:04   Tadesse Tolesa Aredo (ETH)
2013  2:10:54   Benjamin Bitok (KEN)
2012  2:10:31a  Eliud Magut (KEN)
2011  2:08:40a  Luka Kanda (KEN)
2010  2:10:27a  Tsegay Wolde Bokoru (ETH)
2007  2:15:38   Jackson Rono (KEN)
2005  2:20:43   Patrick Chumba (KEN)
1999  2:11:33   Fekadu Degefu (ETH)
1997  2:12:03   Ezael Tlhobo (RSA)
1996  2:12:16   Henrique Crisostomo (POR)
1994  2:10:57   Said Ermilli (MAR)
1993  2:10:46   Leszek Beblo (POL)
1926  2:50:56   Jean Marien-2
1925  2:50:08   Jean Marien (BEL)

Women (36 runnings) 
01 May 2017   Senart                2:38:05    Corinne Herbreteau-2
18 Sep 2016   Tours                 2:55:26    Anais Quemener
25 Oct 2015   Rennes                2:37:02    Aline Camboulives-2
12 Oct 2014   Metz                  2:43:56    Elodie Navarro
27 Oct 2013   Toulouse              2:37:50    Corinne Herbreteau
04 Nov 2012   Nice => Cannes        2:38:49a   Aline Camboulives
20 Nov 2011   Nice => Cannes        2:38:42a   Céline Cormerais-3              
14 Nov 2010   Nice => Cannes        2:38:31a   Adeline Roche                
       ....   not held
01 May 2008   Senart                2:41:12    Laurence Klein
14 Oct 2007   Dunkerque             2:45:01    Beatrice Ceveno
14 May 2006   Lille                 2:43:39    Svetlana Pretot
19 Jun 2005   Mont Saint Michel     2:40:29    Corrine Raux
26 Sep 2004   Dunkerque             2:44:19    Céline Cormerais-2
       ....   not held
06 Oct 2002   Le Havre              2:41:35    Céline Cormerais
29 Apr 2001   Saint Sylvain d'Anjou 2:34:19    Chantal Dallenbach-3
22 Oct 2000   Reims                 2:33:34    Chantal Dallenbach-2
24 Oct 1999   Reims                 2:34:25    Rakiya Maraoui
26 Apr 1998   Albi                  2:38:24    Anne Marie Clouvel
12 Oct 1997   Reims                 2:37:20    Isabelle Guillot
21 Apr 1996   Paris                 2:31:27    Nadia Prasad
15 Oct 1995   Cherbourg             2:38:47    Chantal Dallenbach          
24 Apr 1994   Paris                 2:35:07    Maria Rebelo-3
25 Apr 1993   Paris                 2:30:36    Maria Rebelo-2
29 Mar 1992   Paris                 2:32:24    Sylvie Bornet
27 Oct 1991   Rouen                 2:33:23    Marie-Helene Ohier
07 Oct 1990   Nice                  2:33:38    Maria Rebelo
22 Oct 1989   Mérignac              2:48:00    Marie Houdayer
13 Aug 1988   Tours                 2:49:00    Odile Poirot
31 Oct 1987   Marseille             2:43:40    Cassandra Mihailovic
25 Oct 1986   Lyon                  2:32:32    Françoise Bonnet
23 Jun 1985   Anneçy                2:40:26    Sylviane Levesque-2
23 Sep 1984   Paris                 2:37:38    Chantal Langlacé-2
23 Oct 1983   Rouffach              2:38:58    Sylviane Levesque
24 Oct 1982   Hyères                2:42:10    Chantal Langlacé
20 Jun 1981   Beuvrages             2:42:11    Chantal Navarro
12 Oct 1980   Montataire            2:37:27    Joëlle Audibert

Non-champion winners
2015  2:27:14   Netsanet Achamo Abeyo (ETH)
2012  2:31:56a  Aregu Lechisa (ETH)
2011  2:30:53a  Woldegebriel Teamo Shumye (ETH)
2010  2:30:37a  Radiya Roba Adilo (ETH)
1999  2:31:27   Alla Zhilyayeva (RUS)
1997  2:36:19   Zinaida Semyonova (RUS)
1996  2:29:32   Alina Gherasim (ROM)
1994  2:27:55   Mari Tanigawa (JPN)
1993  2:29:16   Mitsuyo Yoshida (JPN)
1992  2:31:12   Tatyana Titova (RUS)
1984  2:32:44   Lorraine Moller (NZL)

Notes: 1980 was the first official marathon championship for women. Elisabeth Sacliez was the first French finisher (3rd place overall) at the Neif Brisach Marathon on 22 Oct 1978 in 3:05:41 and has been referred to as the "French champion" but this is not official. 

Most Titles

Men (1912-date)

6

Alain Mimoun 1958-60,1964-66

Women (1974-date)

3

Maria Rebello 1990,1993-94
Chantal Dallenbach 1995,2000-01
  CÚline Cormerais 2002,2004,2011

Last Updated on 03 May 2017

Contributors: Andy Milroy (3), Yves Seigneuric (7), Michel Festou (21), Klaas Loonstra (14), Thierry Lefeuvre (20), Juraj Gasparovic (1), Francois Lorange (5)