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TOKYO MARATHON

Runners get started in the Tokyo Marathon 2024 in March.
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Jun 25, 2024
Nonbinary checkbox to be added to application for Tokyo Marathon
"We aim to create a more inclusive society through Tokyo Marathon 2025," race organizers said.
Runners fill the street in front of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building at the start of the 2023 Tokyo Marathon.
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Mar 25, 2024
Medals, jewelry and veggies: Japan’s race prizes run the gamut
Japan's marathons try everything to offer runners experiences they can’t get elsewhere.
Benson Kipruto of Kenya wins the men's Tokyo Marathon on Saturday.
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Mar 3, 2024
Kipchoge struggles as Kipruto wins Tokyo Marathon
Ethiopia's Sutume Asefa Kebede won the women's race in 2:15:55, ahead of Kenya's defending champion Rosemary Wanjiru.
Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge speaks during a news conference ahead of the Tokyo Marathon on Friday.
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Mar 2, 2024
Kipchoge pays tribute to Kiptum ahead of Tokyo Marathon
Kipchoge is preparing to compete in Sunday's Tokyo Marathon in his first race since his Kenyan compatriot was killed on Feb. 11.
Suguru Osako runs during the men's marathon at the Tokyo Olympics in Sapporo on Aug. 8, 2021.
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Jan 18, 2024
Suguru Osako to skip Tokyo Marathon in order to compete in Boston Marathon
Osako indicated he wanted to avoid the intense focus in Japan on qualifying for the games and said his heart was set on running in Boston.
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Mar 5, 2023
Deso Gelmisa leads Ethiopian trifecta at Tokyo Marathon
The 25-year-old Gelmisa clocked a winning time of 2 hours, 5 minutes and 22 seconds.
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Oct 7, 2020
Tokyo Marathon to be postponed to fall 2021 over coronavirus: sources
The Tokyo Marathon Foundation, the road race's organizer, will hold a board meeting Friday to grant official approval for the decision.
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Sep 1, 2020
Tokyo Marathon may be moved to fall due to coronavirus
Tokyo Marathon organizers are weighing the possibility of rescheduling next year's race to the fall, should the coronavirus seem likely to still be an obstacle by the usual date in March, sources close to the matter said Monday.
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Mar 2, 2020
Chinese netizens criticize holding Tokyo Marathon amid virus outbreak
Some Chinese internet users expressed disbelief and criticism over Sunday's Tokyo Marathon, calling the decision to hold the event despite the coronavirus outbreak a "death wish."
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Mar 1, 2020
Birhanu Legese wins Tokyo Marathon title as Suguru Osako sets new national record
Reigning champion Birhanu Legese successfully defended his title while local star Suguru Osako got closer to securing the final spot on Japan's Olympic team with a national-record-setting performance in the men's race at the 2020 Tokyo Marathon on Sunday.
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Feb 29, 2020
'Stand with refugees,' Ethiopian Olympian says ahead of Tokyo Marathon
Nobody chooses to become a refugee: This is what Yonas Kinde, a 39-year-old from Ethiopia, wants people in Japan to realize when they see him competing in the Tokyo Marathon on Sunday in his bid to qualify for the 2020 Olympics.
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Feb 29, 2020
Ethiopia marathon runner Yonas Kinde aims for spot on Refugee Olympic Team
A runner who fled Ethiopia nearly a decade ago is preparing for Sunday's Tokyo Marathon with hopes of returning to Japan as a member of the Refugee Olympic Team.
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Feb 28, 2020
Tokyo Marathon last chance for 2020 hopefuls
The 14th edition of the Tokyo Marathon on Sunday could produce cutthroat battles among local men's runners, including current and ex-national record holders.
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Feb 17, 2020
Tokyo Marathon canceled for 38,000 runners over COVID-19 fears
Participation in one of Japan's biggest annual sporting events will be limited to elite runners and wheelchair competitors.
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Feb 14, 2020
Tokyo Marathon officials ask China residents to defer entry until next year
Organizers of the Tokyo Marathon on Friday asked Chinese residents who have registered for the March 1 race to voluntarily defer their entry until next year due to concerns about the ongoing outbreak of a new coronavirus (COVID-19).
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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...
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Mar 3, 2019
Cancer survivor runs for family, friends — and herself — in Tokyo Marathon
Vanessa Oshima has been running every day since her friend was diagnosed with cancer six years ago, and she made a promise that she would finish a 5 km run daily until her friend no longer showed any evidence of the disease.
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Mar 3, 2019
Birhanu Legese overcomes wet conditions to win Tokyo Marathon
Ethiopia's Birhanu Legese hit the pavement in arguably the worst conditions in the 13-year history of the Tokyo Marathon and performed as if the weather wasn't much of a problem. For Suguru Osako and other Japanese runners, it was much more of a struggle.
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Mar 1, 2019
Suguru Osako aiming for form, not time, in Tokyo Marathon
Suguru Osako isn't a big talker. So he doesn't try to entertain with his words.
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Sep 23, 2018
Tokyo marathon fees may go up by 50% from 2020
As costs for security rise, the organizer of the Tokyo Marathon considers raising the participation fee 50 percent to u00a515,000 starting with the March 2020 race.

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