The Tokyo Marathon is one of Japan’s most popular road races and one of the largest city marathons in Asia. Although the Tokyo Marathon is still developing as an event and has a shorter history than the world’s great marathons in London, Berlin, New York City, Chicago and Boston, it has been recognized since 2010 as a Gold Level marathon by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). Tokyo Marathon’s reputation continues to grow and the number of applicants is rising steadily with an oversubscription rate of 9.6.
In March this year, Tokyo was temporarily affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake, but now the city is back on its feet and welcoming many visitors from around the world. We are delighted that now, thanks to the wonderful support and commitment we have received from everyone involved in the Tokyo Marathon, we are in a position to move forward with our preparations for the 2012 event. (Read More)