2017 Tokyo Marathon

February 26, 2017
Tokyo, Japan
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LRC 2017 Tokyo Marathon Women's Preview: Betsy Saina Debuts Against a Trio of Sub-2:23 Ethiopians

We break down the 2017 Tokyo women's race where Kenya's Lucy Kabuu (2:19:34 pb) returns to the marathon for the first time in two + years.

LRC Tokyo Marathon Men's Preview: The 2017 World Marathon Majors Kick Off & Wilson Kipsang Wants the World Record?

Wilson Kipsang just ran 2:03:13 in Berlin. He says he wants his world record back. We think a course record (2:05:42) is more reasonable. But it should be exciting nonetheless and the best part about it is you don't have to get up early to enjoy. Live Saturday night during prime-time.

LRC The Bowerman Track Club Goes to Japan: Andrew Bumbalough and Betsy Saina Set to Make Debuts at 2017 Tokyo Marathon

The top U.S.-based entrants in Sunday's Tokyo Marathon both hail from Jerry Schumacher's Bowerman Track Club. Saina is coming off a fifth-place finish in the Olympic 10,000, while Bumbalough, finally healthy after almost two years of injuries, is hoping to find success at the ultimate distance.

Japan Running News:

The old finish of Tokyo has been hated by everyone for years. Now they've got a new course and new finish.

Japan Running News:

The hilly and barren final 6km are gone so the course should have more crowd support and be faster.

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