Tokyo Marathon, one of the World Marathon Majors, is the only mass marathon in Japan which has an extensive elite field as well as a huge participatory field. This is also one of the races where participants will be selected by balloting. The race drew over hundreds of thousands of applicants each year and only a fraction of these applicants get to receive a bib to run the scenic course from Tokyo Metropolitan Office building to the Tokyo Big Sight. The course symbolises the past, present and future of Tokyo. This year, the Tokyo Marathon took place on 28 February.
Tokyo Marathon 2016
The Tokyo Marathon, first run in 2007, celebrated its 10th anniversary milestone with the 2016 race. The organisers had launched various projects to commemorate this landmark occasion and to put a greater degree of energy and vision into the marathon movement in Japan.
The projects include the renewal of the official race logo, internationalisation of the Wheelchair Marathon Race, expansion of the race scale by 1,000 runners (10th anniversary event only), creation of new categories and strengthening of the hospitality for international runners.
Top 5 Singaporean Marathoners
The 10th edition of the Tokyo Marathon concluded this morning, with our Singapore Marathoners delivering great results:
- Fang Jianyong – 2hr 36min
- Derek Li – 2hr 44min
- Evan Chee – 2hr 49min
- Andy Neo – 2hr 51min
- Ronnie Teo – 2hr 58min
Congratulations to the runners!