Tag - running



Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
May 27, 2023
100 miles around Mount Fuji on 'Asia's most important' race
The Ultra-Trail Mt. Fuji ultramarathon isn't just Japan's most prestigious trail running competition — it might one day be the world's biggest.
Japan Times
Mar 5, 2023
Nontraditional runners are finding their stride online
The organizers of many of running groups that were established to welcome people of various races, ethnicities, life stages or speeds often share a similar story.
Japan Times
Dec 24, 2022
The unending agony of Japan’s Backyard Ultra marathon
“When I quit, it was because I wasn't thinking straight from being sleep deprived for four nights.'
Japan Times
Sep 19, 2022
Run for your life — and a sense of community — with these international clubs
Internationalized groups are as much about camaraderie as they are exercise, but the effects of physical activity can work wonders on both your physical and mental health.
Japan Times
Apr 26, 2022
Shinto priest introduces god of feet to running's converted
Taishi Kato has taken up the sport and now connects with other runners via social media in a bid to spread his message and revitalize his shrine.
Japan Times
Feb 17, 2022
‘Woman Running in the Mountains’ carries on the literary legacy of Yuko Tsushima
Geraldine Harcourt's road to translating Yuko Tsushima's stories parallels the writer's artistic conceits: a fiercely independent woman determined to construct her own path.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Aug 1, 2021
Where to find the best running routes in Tokyo
Is the sight of athletes striving for gold inspiring you to put on a pair of running shoes? Here are some of the best places to head out on a mid-week marathon (or 5K) of your own in Tokyo.
Japan Times
Jul 29, 2021
To sprinters, hot weather in Tokyo feels just right
Tokyo was deemed to be too hot for marathoners, but there's evidence that the heat helps sprinters. A little rain might not hurt, either.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Nov 1, 2020
Parkrun returns to Japan after seven-month hiatus
Parkrun, a free, inclusive running event, offers safe opportunities for physical fitness and community building — even amid a pandemic.
Japan Times
Apr 27, 2020
On the run: Taking up the world's new hobby
If you don't have a dog to walk, running gets you outside for some fresh air and helps keep your health up at a time when we all need to be healthy.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Jun 22, 2019
Blazing a trail in Japan's mountains
It wasn't so long ago that trail running was considered to be something only nature geeks did in their spare time. I mean, who in their right mind would want to run up a mountain? Cue the sound of crickets chirping ...
Japan Times
Jun 16, 2019
Why is competitive running on the decline?
A marathon used to confer bragging rights if you managed to finish, but not so much now and that's hurting a $1.4 billion industry.
Japan Times
Mar 6, 2019
'Running Again': Solving problems with a good run
Running scenes have been a staple since the start of the movies, but in the silent days the fleet-footed hero was usually trying to outrun the police. Now, competitive running in its various forms, from the ekiden relay to the marathon, has become a subset of the feel-good sports film in Japan, with...
Japan Times
Mar 3, 2019
In pictures: The rain, the pain and the fun of Tokyo Marathon 2019
Low temperatures and persistent rain put a slight damper on the celebratory aspect of the 13th Tokyo Marathon but at least it didn't harm the runners' overall performances. The winner — Ethiopia’s Birhanu Legese — clocked the event's second-best time ever, and a record number of runners — 38,000...
Jan 5, 2019
Early vs. earlier
'I didn't realize the joggers at 5 a.m. are different from the joggers at 6 a.m.'
Japan Times
Feb 23, 2018
Sunday's Tokyo Marathon will cause road closures, officials warn
Tokyo residents and visitors to the capital will face road closures starting early Sunday morning due to the 12th annual Tokyo Marathon.
Japan Times
Dec 9, 2016
New running facility opens in Tokyo for athletes of all stripes
As the metropolis gears up to host the Olympics and Paralympics in four years’ time, a new running stadium opened in Tokyo on Friday. The private-sector facility will provide an inclusive training venue for athletes of all stripes.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jul 4, 2016
Bill Clinton's impromptu chat with attorney general didn't compromise email probe: Hillary's potential V.P.s
Democrats jockeying to be Hillary Clinton's running mate defended the integrity of an inquiry into her use of a private email server while U.S. secretary of state, as the probe threatens wider fallout weeks before the political nominating conventions.
Japan Times
May 29, 2015
Prefontaine's legacy still growing 40 years after death
'I'm not afraid of losing. But if I do, I want it to be a good race. I'm an artist, a performer. I want people to appreciate the way I run.' — Steve Prefontaine
Japan Times
Feb 23, 2015
Tokyo: Why did you decide to run the Tokyo Marathon?
Mark Buckton caught up with some of the runners in a sweaty state after Sunday's big race.


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