Published: November 5th 2011July 8th 2011
I went on a run a few days after arriving. As I still had no idea where I was, I decided to run around the area surrounding the apartment I was staying at. About 3km after setting off, after having run through an obviously African district of Paris I came across a sign saying Stade de France. I followed the sign and on arriving saw a lot of press and activity in and around the stadium.
I decided to investigate and on doing so found out that Usain Bolt would be running that evening. So I bought a ticket, ran back to the apartment, did some organising and ran back to the stadium. So aside from watching Usain Bolt, I also ended up seeing Valerie Adams win the shot put and various other outstanding athletes at the Paris Diamond League 2011 track and field meeting.
An interesting first run in Paris!
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