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Tokyo Marathon

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Location Tokyo, Japan

Distance Marathon

Date 01 Mar 2020

About Tokyo Marathon

Tokyo Marathon (東京マラソン) is the largest marathon race in all of Asia, and without doubt the land of the rising sun, Japan, is one of the most marathon crazy nations in the world. The event has about 30,000 places for the marathon, for which almost 300,000 people apply, with final selections based on a lottery. The event is a relatively new entrant in marathon circle, with the first edition happening not too far back in 2007. The weather in also great in Feb in Japan, with a mean of 7 degrees C, ideal for a good run.

Historically, Japan is known for its elite marathon races with very strict qualifying standards. Many mass races are also held throughout the nation. But they are, in most part, separate races that cater to different types of runners. At the present time, no other mass marathon in Japan, with the exception of the Tokyo Marathon, has an extensive elite field, and no other elite marathon has such a huge participatory field like the Tokyo Marathon. Thus, the Tokyo Marathon is a very unique marathon in Japan; it is the only marathon in Japan that matches both the elite field depth and mass participation base of the other major marathons in the world.The Tokyo Marathon is also unique in one other respect. Through its theme, "The Day We Unite," the Tokyo Marathon unites runners, volunteers (TEAM SMILE), and spectators on race day.

Distances

10 km

  • 10km

Tokyo Marathon

  • 42.195km

Tokyo Marathon Route Map

Tokyo Marathon Route Map

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Freddie Low

Freddie Low

Reviewed 10 May, 2019

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Dan Walding

Reviewed 21 January, 2019

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Sean Smith

Sean Smith

Reviewed 04 December, 2018

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Start:

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

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Finish:

Tokyo Big Sight, the nickname for the International Exhibition Center.

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Highlights

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government building
  • Iidabashi
  • Imperial Palace
  • Hibiya
  • Shinagawa
  • Ginza
  • Nihombashi
  • Asakusa Kaminari-mon
  • Tsukiji
  • Ariake (Toyosu)
  • Tokyo Big Sight

Overview

Tokyo Metropolitan Government building — Iidabashi — Imperial Palace — Hibiya — Shinagawa — Ginza — Nihombashi — Asakusa Kaminari-mon — Tsukiji — Ariake (Toyosu) — Tokyo Big Sight


Tokyo Marathon Trivia

  • The first Tokyo Marathon was held on 18 February 2007. However, years prior to 2007, Tokyo Marathon actually consisted of two marathons - the Tokyo International Marathon which took place on even years, and Tokyo - New York Friendship International Marathon which took place on odd years. In the inaugural year, 1981, both marathons took place. However, because it was not possible to support two marathons a month apart in the same city, from 1982, the alternating format went into effect
  • Unlike the other five marathons in the World Marathon Majors, the Tokyo Marathon started as a massive race from its first year. Over 25,000 runners finished the Tokyo Marathon in its inaugural year of 2007.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.