Most viewed - Tokyo Marathon 2008 東京マラソン
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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building on a sunny morning of the Tokyo Marathon, Feb. 17, 2008.383 views
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Muscular maid at Tokyo Marathon 2008321 views
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For this marathon, I concentrated on shooting these great costumed runners.281 views
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Yoda258 views
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I agree with her costume. Anybody running (and completing) a marathon is Super.243 views
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Spiderman. Can he actually see through the mask?225 views
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Cute maid who knows how to smile for the camera.213 views
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Pikachu206 views
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Rabbit ears were popular among women at the Tokyo Marathon 2008205 views
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Tiger201 views
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What would a marathon be without a cow costume? Her sash says "Let's drink milk." It's true that milk consumption in Japan has been decreasing. Dunno why. One of my favorite drinks. (I have strong bones.)197 views
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Somehow a samurai outfit does not match jogging sneakers.196 views
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Goodbye Tokyo Big Sight. Also see photos of the 2007 Tokyo Marathon.188 views
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Highway cone184 views
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There is a meeting place inside Tokyo Big Sight. Most marathons use a large park for runners to gather after the race. But Tokyo Big Sight is used for the Tokyo Marathon because it is indoors and unaffected by the weather. It's also warm inside.179 views
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Runners and their relatives/friends leave Tokyo Big Sight. Ahead is the marathon festival site.172 views
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What character is this?171 views
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Whale or fish166 views
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Horse162 views
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Tokyo Tower161 views
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Higashi Kokubaru, Governor of Miyazaki Prefecture running in Tokyo Marathon 2008153 views
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Higashi Kokubaru, Governor of Miyazaki Prefecture. The only celebrity I was able to recognize.153 views
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She wasn't the only one in a maid costume.124 views
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The finish line. Unlike last year, we could not approach the finish line and see the runners crossing it up close. Also see my video at YouTube.117 views
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Here they come, over 30,000 of them.94 views
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After the marathon, the runners enter Tokyo Big Sight and change clothing.92 views
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Nippon Ganbare! The runners looked really happy, many were smiling or laughing with joy. If I were running, I would be grimacing and in pain after about 10 min.91 views
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Inside Tokyo Big Sight, an endless stream of runners walk past a crowd looking for their friend or relative.90 views
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Then the Tokyo Marathon started at 9:10 am. Also see my video at YouTube.89 views
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The deluge of runners continued for about 20 min.88 views
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Can't figure out this one.88 views
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Here come the runners. On the lower left of the picture, you can see Victor Rothlin of Switzerland (dressed in black) who won the marathon in 2 hours 7 min. 23 sec.86 views
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Taxi driver from New York?84 views
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It's unfortunate that ordinary people cannot get a better view of the starting line.83 views
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Middle-age cuteness81 views
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"Today's my birthday" is written on her sash.79 views
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Goal in sight. Runners had to cross the finish line by 4:10 pm. The vast majority did so.79 views
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Women in happi coats labeled with "Tokushima University" and "Honolulu Marathon." Perhaps they ran in the Honolulu Marathon (held in Dec.) as well.77 views
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What is she?76 views
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The Blue (or Blues?) Brothers76 views
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Wish I got a clearer shot of this cute Minnie Mouse.75 views
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Road near Imperial Palace.74 views
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Bridesmaid? Gosh, she's carrying a handbag.74 views
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Colorful and cheerful. Many runners were still smiling and laughing. They were having fun.73 views
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View from finish line bleachers.72 views
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The runners got sparse at the end of the line.69 views
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Now in Yurakucho, near Ginza.69 views
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Many in the leading pack were African.69 views
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Everyone was thankful for the sunny, blue-sky weather, unlike last year's awful rain.66 views
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Chinese dragon dance66 views
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Before the start of the marathon, runners and wheelchair racers warm up in front of the start line.65 views
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"Due to the Tokyo Marathon, you cannot cross the road. Use the underground pasage."65 views
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Balloon man65 views
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The bleachers were crowded with people. Unlike last year when it was raining and few people was here.65 views
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Music entertainment also provided by high school bands.65 views
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Cameras were also at the Shinagawa U-turn where some runners posed.64 views
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Another bunny64 views
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Road to finish line64 views
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First, the wheelchair race started at 9:05 am.63 views
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Chinaman's hat63 views
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Try riding on a racing wheelchair.62 views
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This guy must be from Hawaii...62 views
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What is it?62 views
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Hula dancer? Not from Hawaii though.62 views
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Iwaida-bashi Bridge over the Imperial Palace moat, exiting the Imperial Palace61 views
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Iwaida-bashi Bridge over the Imperial Palace moat, next to Hibiya Park.61 views
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Country hick61 views
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Daisy Duck61 views
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Yurakucho, looking toward Hibiya Park.60 views
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A little over an hour has passed.60 views
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Posing for the camera.60 views
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Tiger head60 views
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Bleachers at the finish line. (Open to the public.)60 views
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Crowd near the start line. The lookout deck in nearby skyscrapers like the triangular Sumitomo building was also closed to the public.59 views
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21 km point in Yurakucho.59 views
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Tomo59 views
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They sure ran fast. They just whizzed by.58 views
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Imperial Palace57 views
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Jazz group57 views
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Wheelchairs57 views
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Mikoshi portable shrine. Probably a shrine priest.57 views
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No entry beyond this point. The entire area around the government buildings was restricted and only runners and staff could enter. This is the closest we could get to the start line.56 views
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Passing by Tokyo Big Sight, the finish.56 views
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Runners and wheelchair racers warm up in front of the start line.55 views
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Tokyo Marathon start line in front of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building.55 views
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The mass media trucks.55 views
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The leading pack reach the halfway point.54 views
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From Shinagawa, they head to Ginza.54 views
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Ariake Station54 views
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Now in Shinagawa, at the U-turn.52 views
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Shinagawa U-turn (15 km point)52 views
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Before the start of the marathon, runners and wheelchair racers warm up in front of the start line.51 views
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Almost there...51 views
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Approaching the finish line.51 views
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Ethnic booth (Afghanistan)50 views
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Devil50 views
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Smile for the camera!!49 views
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Meanwhile, at Tokyo Big Sight, a marathon festival was taking place. Numerous food stalls and entertainment.49 views
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Banner46 views
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Also see my video at YouTube.45 views
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Imperial Palace44 views
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