2016 Tokyo Marathon

February 28, 2016
Tokyo, Japan
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LRC 2016 Tokyo Marathon Streaming and Television Information

Streaming info for visitors in the United States. Race starts at 7:10 pm eastern Saturday night in US.

LRC 2016 Tokyo Marathon Women's Preview: Defending Champ Birhane Dibaba, WC Silver Medalist Helah Kiprop & Aberu Kebede Battle for AWMM Title

Dibaba can clinch the AWMM title and $500,000 with a win, while a win would put Kiprop or Kebede in a tie for 1st in the standings with Mary Keitany and Mare Dibaba. Two-time world champ Edna Kiplagat and 20-year-old wunderkind Shure Demise are also in the Tokyo field.

LRC 2016 Tokyo Marathon Men's Preview: Dickson Chumba Looks to Split $500,000 AWMM Title with Eliud Kipchoge; Japan's Top Men Battle for Olympic Spots

Chicago champ/Tokyo CR holder Chumba takes on '12 Olympic medalists Stephen Kiprotich and Abel Kirui, plus Amsterdam champ Bernard Kipyego, Berlin runner-up Eliud Kiptanui and Japan's top marathoner, Masato Imai (2:07:39 pb). Eritrea's Teklemariam Medhin (two-time World XC medalist) makes his debut.

Japan Running News:

Lots of interesting debuts for Japanese runners as 30 km national university record holder Yuma Hattori (Toyo Univ.) will race as will Kenta Murayama (Team Asahi Kasei), the fastest-ever Japanese university half marathoner at 1:00:50.

LRC Emmanuel Mutai And Edna Kiplagat Lead 2016 Tokyo Marathon Fields; 2016's First Major Will Take Place On February 28

We've crunched the numbers comparing the three Abbott World Marathon Majors that are held early in 2016 and Tokyo is definitely weaker than both Boston and London.

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