A sporting and friendly edition

Sunday morning, nearly 5,000 triathletes took the start of the Garmin Triathlon de Paris by diving into the waters (23°C) of the Canal de l'Ourcq. They set off on the swim course towards the unique transition zone located in the Parc de la Villette where their bikes were waiting for them to cross Paris in front of many emblematic landmarks: the Place de la Bastille, the Louvre Museum, the Eiffel Tower, the Bois de Boulogne and the Arc de Triomphe. They then continued with the run before crossing the finish line. Two formats were offered to participants: the Olympic M format (1,500m swim, 40km bike and 10km run) and the Sprint S format (500m swim, 20km bike and 6km run). 

In the Olympic format, Quentin Barreau (Issy Triathlon) won the men's race and Nora Cherfan (Stade Français) was the first to cross the finish line in the women's race.  In the S format, François Bonnand (Versailles Triathlon) and Louise Bertille (Sartrouville) won this Garmin Triathlon de Paris edition.

The event made its return to the capital in a festive atmosphere. The diversity of the formats offered (S, M, relay) allowed confirmed triathletes as well as neophytes to live a sporty and friendly experience. The weather conditions were also favourable for this 2022 edition.

 Participant's reactions

"What a pleasure, I'm delighted with my result. We were a small group of four all swimming together. I knew I had to make the push at the start of the bike course to get ahead and go it alone. In terms of the setting, it was magical. To have a bike course like that, passing the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, it's really a thrill, I had goose bumps." Quentin Barreau (Issy Triathlon), winner on the Olympic format.

"It was my first time participating in the event, and I'm thrilled I did. The surroundings were ideal, running on the banks of the canal de l’Ourcq, cycling through the streets of Paris, it was amazing. As for the competition, I am particularly satisfied with my race. Even though I'm not a very good at swimmingI swam well and I managed to catch up while cycling and running. In the end, I won to my surprise and I' m proud of myself." François Bonnand (Versailles Triathlon), winner of the Sprint format.

"It was my first Olympic format and the first time I participated in the Garmin Triathlon de Paris. It was brilliant, the organisation was top notch, especially the bike course where we were able to ride quietly in Paris all by ourselves. Next year I'll probably do it as a relay with some friends. Thank you all for the organisation.” Fanny Lepoivre, participant in the Olympic format.

"We travelled from England specially to take part in the event. Everything went perfectly, we really enjoyed being able to visit Paris in this manner. On top of that, the weather was great and we couldn't be happier." Peter and Christine, participants in the Sprint format.

"For us, it's a bit of a general rehearsal before the goal of Paris 2024. I wanted to do a first race in Paris, in order to feel all the sensations and to acclimatise myself. Now it is mission accomplished. It was a great race, and well organised. Thank you to all the volunteers for welcoming us in such good conditions. The bike course in Paris was amazing, with the roads closed for the occasion." Pierre Antoine Baele, para triathlete, member of the French team and 1st Para triathlete.

Results : 

Race M (1 500 m swim / 40km bike / 10km run)

1- Quentin Barreau (Issy Triathlon) in 1:59:29
2- Jérôme Gueguen (USML Triathlon) in 2h:03:04
3- Arnaud De Lustrac (USML Triathlon) in 2:03:04

1- Nora Cherfan (Stade Français) in 2:29:25
2- Karolina Bastien in 2:31:27
3- Aurélie Calemard du Gardin in 2:33:01 

Race S (500 m swim / 20km bike / 5km run)

1- François Bonnand (Versailles Triathlon) in 1:07:00
2- Baptiste Lenoir (Côte d'Opale Triathlon) in 1:07:20
3- Ethan Bernard in 1:08:26

1- Louise Bossard (Sartrouville) in 1:11:03
2- Bertille Jamard (MSA triathlon) in 1:17:31

TV rushes

Footage is available: HERE

The day’s highlights with sequences of park atmosphere, swimming, cycling, running and finishes 

More information on the official website