The French runner Larbi Es Sraidi crossed the finish line of the Marathon de Nantes in France after a 2:16:10 run. He finishes just ahead of Moti Atnafu Lekonen from Ethiopia. The record established in 2000, remains in the hands of Pascal FETIZON who finished the marathon in 2:15:44.
In the ladies race, Tizita Terecha from Ethiopia won the race in 2:34:36, setting a new record.
In spite of the rain and the wind, the marathon managed to set a new record of participants. This year, 3,185 runners finished the race.