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Monday, February 23, 2015

Tokyo Marathon 2015

東京マラソン2015年

It was that time of year again for the Tokyo Marathon - the ninth. While the temperatures are still low enough not to get too sweaty, it's not so cold you freeze.

Swan runners at the Tokyo Marathon 2015, Taito ward, Tokyo, Japan.
Swan runners, Tokyo Marathon 2015, Taito ward, Tokyo, Japan.
We were on the streets of Taito ku, Edo-dori to be specific, which forms the third of the four branches of the course.

Victory in the Tokyo Marathon 2015, Taito ward, Tokyo, Japan.
"Victory," Tokyo Marathon 2015, Taito ward, Tokyo, Japan.
By the time we made it (about 1pm), the faster runners had already gone and meaning the win-at-all-costs atmosphere had morphed to a more fun one.

Tokyo Marathon 2015 at Higashi Nihonbashi, Tokyo, Japan.
Tokyo Marathon 2015 at Higashi Nihonbashi, Tokyo, Japan.
Just as much imagination goes into the Tokyo Marathon as does muscle, apparent in the thousands of unique costumes worn by many participants.

For the first time in the history of the Tokyo Marathon, two runners from the same country, Ethiopia, won both the men's and the women's races: Endeshaw Negesse (2:06:00) and Berhane Diba (2:23:15).


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