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The Tokyo Marathon was held on Feb. 26, 2012. For the first time, I also went to see the Tokyo Marathon Expo at Tokyo Big Sight on the day before the race.
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The Tokyo Marathon Expo is held for three days before the marathon day. Tokyo Big Sight is where the marathon's finish line is in Koto Ward, Tokyo.
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The Tokyo Marathon Expo is basically a trade show showing products related to running. Shoes, treadmills, clothing, official merchandise, etc.
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The Tokyo Marathon Expo was held from 11 am to 8 pm. Free admission.
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Entrance to the Tokyo Marathon Expo. It was quite crowded.
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Tokyo Marathon posters.
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Past medals for marathon finishers.
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Medal for marathon finishers.
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Medals for Tokyo Marathon winners.
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Gold medal for Tokyo Marathon winner.
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Trophies for marathon winners.
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Picture-taking booth.
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Mascot
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A large hall for Tokyo Marathon Expo.
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Tokyo Marathon Expo stage show schedule for this day.
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Guest speaker included Olympic gold medalist marathon runner Naoko Takahashi who gave a 30-min. talk about running. She is still very popular and well known in Japan.
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Olympic gold medalist marathon runner Naoko Takahashi at Tokyo Marathon Expo on Feb. 2012.
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A large crowd stood around her to listen to her wise words for running marathons.
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Olympic gold medalist marathon runner Naoko Takahashi at Tokyo Marathon Expo on Feb. 2012.
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Charming speaker.
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Olympic gold medalist marathon runner Naoko Takahashi at Tokyo Marathon Expo on Feb. 2012.
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Olympic gold medalist marathon runner Naoko Takahashi at Tokyo Marathon Expo on Feb. 2012.
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Olympic gold medalist marathon runner Naoko Takahashi at Tokyo Marathon Expo on Feb. 2012.
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The Tokyo Marathon Expo includes some entertainment.
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Booth for official Tokyo Marathon merchandise.
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Booth selling food from Tohoku.
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My Youtube video at the finish line of the 2012 Tokyo Marathon.
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On the marathon day on Feb. 26, 2012, I was at the finish line at Tokyo Big Sight. Wheelchair race winner.
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2012 Tokyo Marathon winner Michael Kipyego won with 2:07:37, the third fastest time in Tokyo Marathon history. 35,000 runners this year. Entry fee is 10,000 yen.
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Arata Fujiwara was second with personal best of 2:07:48. This was also his ticket to the London Summer Olympics.
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Arata Fujiwara at Tokyo Marathon 2012.
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Yuki KAWAUCHI enters the final stretch.
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Yuki KAWAUCHI came in 14th place. He had received the most publicity before the marathon. Too bad he lost his ticket to the London Olympics.
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Tokyo Marathon 2012's woman winner was Atsede Habtamu
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Tokyo Marathon 2012's top Japanese woman finisher was Eri Okubo. 大久保 絵里
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Eri Okubo came in 4th among the women.
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To see the names of the top finishers, see the official Tokyo Marathon 2012 Web site.
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After the top finishers. came the costumed runners. There are always cross dressers.
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Tokyo Tower
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Side entertainers included yosakoi dancers.
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Mikoshi portable shrines from Fukagawa Hachimangu Shrine in Koto Ward.
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Hiko-nyan mascot from Hikone, Shiga Prefecture at 2012 Tokyo Marathon.
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Good-looking runner who doesn't look tired at all.
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Hiko-nyan mascot from Hikone, Shiga Prefecture at 2012 Tokyo Marathon.
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Soccer ball
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Tai-yaki
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Tokyo Sky Tree which was to open in May 2012.
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Samba dancers also caught the attention of runners.
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Tokyo Sky Tree.
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Supergirl
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Spiderman
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Samba dancers. They don't look cold.
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Hulk
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My favorite shot of both Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Sky Tree running together.
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I then moved up to the grandstands.
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From Ofunato in Tohoku.
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This was the most unbelievable costume. Jesus Christ crucified.
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From Kuromon Elementary School.
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Nasubi eggplant twins.
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After almost 6 hours, I started to leave. Runners have to finish within 7 hours.
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Leaving Tokyo Big Sight.
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My YouTube video of Tokyo Marathon 2012.
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