#138 Tokyo Marathon

Tokyo Marathon is an annual sporting event that sees around 36,000 people take to the streets of Tokyo.


The gruelling 26.2 mile course runs through central Tokyo through major sight-seeing spots… like the Imperial Palace, Sensoji Temple, Tokyo Tower and Sky Tree.


Running in the race is decided by a lottery system. Over 300,000 people usually apply for approximately 35,000 places. August is the time for applications and the race takes place in February.

Over a million people come to cheer them on and you can follow the coverage from the comfort of your own home on Fuji TV.

Check out Tokyo Marathon’s official English site here.

And watch out!
In Japan, they use the gairaigo word ‘maraason’/Marathon to mean any sort of race, from a 5k to a full 42km marathon.


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