Runners wear sci-fi costumes for French marathon

Around 8500 runners from 40 countries dressed in sci-fi costumes took part in the 29th Marathon Du Medoc race near Pauillac, France on Saturday.

The marathon runs through the famous Medoc wine region and famous castle, ahead of the annual harvest.

There was an array of colourful costumes on display Credit: Bernard-Salinier/ABACA/Press Association Images
Some of the runners dressed up as the "Incredible Hulk character Credit: Bernard-Salinier/ABACA/Press Association Images
One runner came as Star Wars character "Yoda" Credit: Bernard-Salinier/ABACA/Press Association Images