Paris-Colmar

Paris-Colmar is an annual racewalking competition covering about 445 kilometers for men, and 300 kilometers for women and for men who participate for the first time. The competition began in 1926 as race from Strasbourg to Paris. The contest for women has been held since 1988.

Start from Strasbourg, 1957

The race presently starts in Neuilly-sur-Marne (Seine-Saint-Denis) for the men and in Châlons-en-Champagne (Marne) for the women. They arrive in Colmar after more than 50 hours of racewalking. Special breaks are included to exchange food and clothing. In 2007, the prize for the winner in the men's contest 8,000 euros and 5,000 euros for women. The current participants are largely from Eastern Europe. A prospective contestant must qualify for the Paris-Colmar competition by walking a certain distance in 24 hours.

Hervé Delarras and Roger Quemener, are respectively director and vice director of the event and of the Cercle des sports de France club.

The competition was stopped :

  • From 1938 to 1948,
  • From 1960 to 1969,
  • in 2004 and 2010.

In 2015 the final destination will switch to Ribaeauville, a few miles North of Colmar. All races in the history of the event have been between Paris and the Alsace region bordering Germany.

Start in 1932

PalmarèsEdit

1926 to 1937 : Paris-StrasbourgEdit

Year Name Nationality Distance in km Time Pace km/h
1926 Jean Lindner   Switzerland 504 78:47 h 6.397
1927 Jean Lindner   Switzerland 504 72:01 h 6.998
1928 Louis Godart   France 504 75:45 h 6.653
1929 Louis Godart   France 506 72:48 h 6.951
1930 Marceau Roger   France 506 69:44 h 7.256
1931 Louis Godart   France 503 72:25 h 6.946
1932 Victor Damas   France 506 68:33 h 7.381
1933 Ernest Romens   France 535 79:11 h 6.756
1934 Pierre Mouchkoff   Soviet Union 523 74:08 h 7.055
1935 Ernest Romens   France 524 71:53 h 7.290
1936 Alfred Steinmetz   France 533 74:33 h 7.150
1937 Ernest Romens   France 533 74:33 h 7.150

1949 to 1959 : Paris-Strasbourg or Strasbourg-ParisEdit

Year Name Nationality Distance in km Time Pace km/h
1949 Gilbert Roger   France 520 73:51 h 7.041
1950 Joseph Zami   France 516 73:55 h 6.981
1951 Albert Seibert   France 516 69:29 h 7.426
1952 Albert Seibert   France 552 75:10 h 7.344
1953 Gilbert Roger   France 515 66:50 h 7.706
1954 Gilbert Roger   France 526 70:34 h 7.454
1955 Louis Godart (Fils)   France 520 71:26 h 7.280
1956 Gilbert Roger   France 522 68:31 h 7.619
1957 Gilbert Roger   France 522 69:38 h 7.496
1958 Gilbert Roger   France 537 71:13 h 7.540
1959 Edmond Guny   France 529 70:42 h 7.482

1970 to 1980 : Paris-Strasbourg or Strasbourg-ParisEdit

Year Name Nationality Distance in km Time Pace km/h
1970 Sammy Zaugg   France 512 70:04 h 7.307
1971 Josy Simon   Luxembourg 520 73:08 h 7.110
1972 Josy Simon   Luxembourg 513 73:03 h 7.023
1973 Robert Rinchard   Belgium 493 64:34 h 7.636
1974 Robert Rinchard   Belgium 523 67:29 h 7.750
1975 Josy Simon   Luxembourg 507 66:50 h 7.586
1976 Robert Rinchard   Belgium 533 69:11 h 7.704
1977 Robert Schouckens   Belgium 507 64:11 h 7.899
1978 Josy Simon   Luxembourg 501 66:10 h 7.572
1979 Roger Quemener   France 510 64:24 h 7.919
1980 Roger Pietquin   Belgium 506 60:01 h 8.431

From 1981 : Paris-ColmarEdit

Year Men Nationality Distance
km
Time Pace
km/h
Women Nationality Distanz
km
Time Pace
km/h
1981 Roger Pietquin   Belgium 513 65:11 h 7.870
1982 Adrien Pheulpin   France 508 66:30 h 7.639
1983 Roger Quemener   France 518 64:12 h 8.069
1984 J.-C. Gouvenaux   France 516 62:31 h 8.254
1985 Roger Quemener   France 518 64:57 h 7.975
1986 Roger Quemener   France 517 62:27 h 8.279
1987 Roger Quemener   France 518 64:59 h 7.971
1988 Roger Quemener   France 533 66:37 h 8.001 Édith Couhé   France 368 55:27 h 6.637
1989 Roger Quemener   France 524 64:35 h 8.114 Édith Couhé   France 376 52:51 h 7.114
1990 Zbigniew Klapa   Poland 522 64:36 h 8.080 Édith Couhé   France 340 50:30 h 6.733
1991 Zbigniew Klapa   Poland 523 64:51 h 8.065 Édith Couhé   France 340 51:15 h 6.634
1992 Zbigniew Klapa   Poland 518 62:38 h 8.270 Édith Couhé   France 333 47:38 h 6.991
1993 Noel Dufay   France 518 62:18 h 8.315 Isabelle Duchêne   France 334 42:59 h 7.770
1994 G. A. Urbanowski   Poland 520 61:48 h 8.414
1995 Zbigniew Klapa   Poland 521 60:13 h 8.652 Kora Boufflert   France 333 45:02 h 7.395
1996 G. A. Urbanowski   Poland 520 60:29 h 8.597 Isabelle Duchêne   France 331 41:58 h 7.887
1997 G. A. Urbanowski   Poland 534 64:02 h 8.339 Marleen Radder   Netherlands 344 46:14 h 7.441
1998 G. A. Urbanowski   Poland 521 62:26 h 8.345 Delcina Pajoul   France 343 45:24 h 7.555
1999 Zbigniew Klapa   Poland 521 58:53 h 8.700 Delcina Pajoul   France 343 45:53 h 7.475
2000 Alexseï Rodionov   Russia 535 66:18 h 8.069 Irina Poutintseva   Russia 360 47:35 h 7.566
2001 G. A. Urbanowski   Poland 535 65:38 h 8.151 Marleen Radder   Netherlands 360 49:24 h 7.287
2002 G. A. Urbanowski   Poland 535 67:32 h 7.922 Marleen Radder   Netherlands 360 50:23 h 7.145
  • 2003 start of Paris-Colmar from 4 to 7 June.
Rank Men Nationality Distance
km
Time Pace
km/h
Women Nationality Distance
km
Time Pace
km/h
1. G. A. Urbanowski   Poland 515 66:40 h 7.725 Irina Poutintseva   Russia 340 48:56 h 6.948
2. Gilles Letessier   France id. + 2:13 h 7.476 Marina Tarassevich   Belarus id. + 0:03 h 6.941
3. Jean Cecillon   France id. + 3:22 h 7.354 Delcina Pajoul   France id. + 2:10 h 6.656
  • 2004 not occurred
  • 2005 start Paris-Colmar from 8 to 11 June
Rank Men Nationality Distance
km
Time Pace
km/h
Women Nationality Distance
km
Time Pace
km/h
1. G. A. Urbanowski   Poland 440 55:00 h 8.000 Anne-Marie Mesmoudi   France 265 35:20 h 7.500
2. Alexseï Rodionov   Russia id. + 0:49 h 7.883 Irina Poutintseva   Russia id. + 0:31 h 7.392
3. Philippe Morel   France id. + 1:39 h 7.670 Francine Lachia   France id. + 3:39 h 6.798
  • 2006 start Paris-Colmar from 31 May to 3 June.
Rank Men Nationality Distance
km
Time Pace
km/h
Women Nationality Distance
km
Time Pace
km/h
1. G. A. Urbanowski   Poland 448 54:13 h 8.263 Kora Boufflert   France 293 37:09 h 7.887
2. Sergueï Dvoretski   Russia id. + 1:35 h 8.029 Irina Poutintseva   Russia id. + 1:28 h 7.587
3. David Regy   France id. + 2:04 h 7.960 Sylviane Varin   France id. + 3:05 h 7.283
  • 2007 start Paris-Colmar from 7 to 10 June.
Rank Men Nationality Distance
km
Time Pace
km/h
Women Nationality Distance
km
Time Pace
km/h
1. G. A. Urbanowski   Poland 451 57:04 h 7.903 Anne-Marie Mesmoudi   France 306 38:09 h 8.021
2. Alexseï Rodionov   Russia id. + 1:05 h 7.756 Irina Poutintseva   Russia id. + 1:28 h 7.724
3. Philippe Morel   France id. + 2:01 h 7.633 Marina Tarassevich   Belarus id. + 3:05 h 7.421
  • 2008 start Paris-Colmar from 18 to 21 June.
Distance 444 km, women 305.7 km, and Promotion 292.3 km.
Rank Men Time Pace
km/h
Women Time Pace
km/h
Promotion Time Pass
km/h
1.   S. Dvoretski 52:43 h 8.422   S. Varin 41:52 h 7.302   Ph. Thibaux 34:35 h 8.452
2.   D. Osipov + 0:40 h 8.317   C. Anxionnat + 1:09 h 7.107   D. Ruelle + 1:49 h 8.030
3.   A. Rodionov + 4:02 h 7.824   D. Alverhne + 1:32 h 7.044   L. Schaerlaeckens + 3:24 h 7.695
  • 2009 start Paris-Colmar from 18 to 21 June.
Distance 471.5 km, women and promotion 316.8 km.
Rank Men Time Pace
km/h
Women Time Pace
km/h
Promotion Time Pass
km/h
1.   D. Osipov 59:12 h 7.965   S. Varin 41:38 h 7.609   B. Labarre 46:39 h 6.791
2.   P. Marechal + 6:58 m   D. Alverhne + 1:37 h   P. Asselos + 1:32 h
3.   P. Thibaux 407.8 km
58:41 h
  C. Dols + 3 h   F. Gauze 304.6 km
48:48 h
  • 2010 did not occur
  • 2011 start Paris-Colmar from 22 to 25 June.
Distance 439.3 km, women and promotion 297.7 km.
Rank Men Time Pace
km/h
Women Time Pace
km/h
Promotion Time Pass
km/h
1.   D. Osipov 56:46:11 h 7.738   D. Alverhne 38:43:50 h 7.686   J.P. Meteau 40:07:38 h 7.419
2.   J.M. Rouault + 1:01:43 h   I. Poutintseva + 2:16:38 h   D. Grados + 31:50 m
3.   G. Letessier + 1:50:30 h   M. Labylle + 2:39:49 h   L. Bovin + 1:35:12 h
  • 2012
Rank Men Nationality Distance
km
Time Pace
km/h
Women Nationality Distance
km
Time Pace
km/h
1. Dimitri Osipov   Russia 436.1 55:54:26 h 7.800 Dominique Alvernhe   France 288.9 36:33:18 h 7.903
2. Philippe Thibaux   France id. + 0:08 h Irina Poutintseva   Russia id. + 1:26:02 h
3. Dominique Bunel   France id. + 2:10:47 h Nicoletta Mizera   Italy id. + 1:55:48 h
  • 2013
Rank Men Nationality Distance
km
Time Pace
km/h
Women Nationality Distance
km
Time Pace
km/h
1. Jean Marie Rouault   France 436.4 54:10:59 h 8.054 Irina Poutintseva   Russia 308.1 40:28:42 h 7.611
2. Dimitry Osipov   Russia id. + 48:01 h Nicoletta Mizera   Italy id. + 48:34 h
3. Dominique Bunel   France id. + 1:05:10 h Corinne Fauqueur   France id. + 1:26:17 h
  • 2014
Rank Men Nationality Distance
km
Time Pace
km/h
Women Nationality Distance
km
Time Pace
km/h
1. Dimitri Osipov   Russia 426.4 52:45:56 h 8.081 Olga Borisova   Russia 292.4 39:11:48 h 7.460
2. Emmanuel Lassalle   France id. + 10:48 h Maggy Labylle   France id. + 21:35 h
3. André Duterte   France id. + 4:58:32 h Irina Poutintseva   Russia id. + 59:34 h
  • 2015 start Paris-Ribeauville from 3 to 6 June

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