With the Paris Marathon having wrapped up earlier today, France’s Julien Casoli came away victories in a time of 1:31.06. Spain’s Jordi Madera finished second, and the United States’ Joshua George finished third.
Casoli has won this event before, in 2012 when he had a time of 1:35.56. In 2013, he was just edged out of first place by Denis Lemeunier who had a time of 1:34.06 in a race that came down to a sprint finish .
32-year-old Casoli is a two time Paralympian, specializing on long distance track events. He won bronze in Beijing in the 4x400m – T53/54 event, and bronze in London in the 5000 metres – T54. He competed at the 2011 World Championships, winning bronze in the T54 800 meters and bronze in the T54 5,000 meters. At last year’s IPC European Championships, he won a bronze in the 1,500 meters. He’s also competed at the Mediterranean Games, winning gold in the 2013 edition in the 1,500 meter event and silver at the 2009 edition in the same event.