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Poster for Tokyo Marathon 2007 held on a cold, rainy day on Feb. 18, 2007.
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Near the 35 km mark: Time car and police car proceed ahead of the marathon leader near the Kabuki-za in Ginza.
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Police motorcycles escort Daniel Njenga, the marathon leader since 25 km (well before Asakusa).
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Daniel Njenga, a 30-year-old Kenyan who went on to win the race at 2 hr. 9 min. 45 sec. He has lived in Japan for 15 years, and speaks Japanese well. ダニエル・ジェンガ
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TV crew
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Far behind Daniel are these two leading Japanese runners.
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#32 is Irifune Satoshi, age 31, and #34 Sato Tomoyuki, age 26 入船敏と佐藤智之 東京マラソン
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Irifune Satoshi and Sato Tomoyuki vie for 2nd place. (Sato succeeded.) 入船敏と佐藤智之(2位) 東京マラソン
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Tokumoto Kazuyoshi, of Hakone Ekiden fame. He was running 2nd at 25 km, but finished 5th in his first full marathon. 徳本一善(5位) 東京マラソン
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Well over a million people lined the streets to watch the marathon.
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Hayashi Masashi, finished 4th.
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Wheelchair racer
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James Muwangi of Kenya quit the race right where I was. He earlier tried to keep up with the front runners.
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More runners start to trickle through the road in front of Kabuki-za. Niiya Hitomi is at the rear.
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Niiya Hitomi, the first woman runner I saw went on to win the women's division. I wondered where the women runners were. They were more than 20 min. behind the men to finish. 新谷仁美 東京マラソン
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Niiya Hitomi, leading woman runner and later fastest woman to finish with a time of 2 hr. 31 min. 1 sec. Age 18. 新谷仁美 東京マラソン
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More runners
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Arimori Yuko in her final marathon. She had fallen and both her legs have a bleeding cut. 有森裕子
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Arimori Yuko escorted by a few runners. 東京マラソン 有森裕子
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Arimori Yuko finished in 5th place among the women with a time of 2 hr. 52 min. 45 sec. 有森裕子
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Quite a few foreigners also in the marathon.
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Legs tired, but he got up and resumed.
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It's not the Year of the Rooster...
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Whale クジラ
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One guy just stood out...
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With a pink afro wig. Or is it his real hair??
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Moo! Probably works at a dairy or former employee of a computer maker.
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Scene in Ginza 4-chome
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Ginza 4-chome in front of Wako
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Runners running to the right are going to Asakusa, and the runners going to the left are heading for Tokyo Big Sight.
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Going to Tokyo Big Sight
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Ginza 4-chome
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In front of Apple Computer Store in Ginza
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Chuo-dori in Ginza
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Inside Ito-ya
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Santa Claus in Asakusa
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Runners in Asakusa
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Runners pass by Kaminarimon Gate in Asakusa
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Runners pass by Kaminarimon Gate in Asakusa 東京マラソン 浅草雷門
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Runners pass by Kaminarimon Gate in Asakusa. Also see the video at YouTube.
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Runners in Asakusa where they also held various entertainment.
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Below Ariake Station on Yurikamome Line 有明駅
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Below Ariake Station on Yurikamome Line, very close to Tokyo Big Sight (on left) 有明駅
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Below Ariake Station on Yurikamome Line 有明駅
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Below Ariake Station on Yurikamome Line 有明駅
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Ariake Chuo-bashi Bridge, near Ariake Station
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Cheering section
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Cheering section
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One more kilometer folks!
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Under Ariake Station
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All going to Tokyo Big Sight
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Tokyo Big Sight in sight
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Running along Tokyo Big Sight
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Right turn here
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Turning right for the finish line and posing for the photographer
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Official photographer shoots the runners
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Final dash to the finish line
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42 km mark
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Current time: 5 hr. 8 min. 15 sec.
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Endless stream of runners heads for the finish.
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Grandstands (wet) near the finish line
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Finish line grandstands
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Finish line grandstands
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Finish line dead ahead
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Gimme five!
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Finish line
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Tokyo Marathon finish line
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The marathon course was 42.19 km long.
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Banzai pose at the finish line
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Banzai pose at the finish line
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Hi mom!
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Man from Akita
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Woman sumo wrestler
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First-aid team and a stretcher standby at the finish line
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Runners after crossing the finish line. Notice the photographers platform.
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Runners after crossing the finish line.
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A huge number of taiko drummers perform near the finish line. This taiko group is called Kodaijin. 鼓代神 Web site at www.geocities.jp/kodaijin_kdj/
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Also see their awesome performance with my video at YouTube.
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Taiko drummers near the finish line.
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Taiko drummers near the finish line.
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Check out the little girl too. She was good.
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My YouTube video of these incredible taiko drummers at Tokyo Marathon finish line in 2007.
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Ganbare!
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By 3:30 pm, the stream of runners became walkers.
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Small medal given to the 2007 Tokyo Marathon finishers. Also see photos of the 2008 Tokyo Marathon.
     
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