2019 Tokyo Marathon

March 03, 2019
Tokyo, Japan

LRC Ethiopians Birhanu Legese (2:04:48) and Ruti Aga (2:20:40) Run Fast Despite Poor Conditions and Win First Marathons Of Their Careers in Tokyo

On a day with poor conditions for running fast, there was absolute CARNAGE in the men's race behind Legese. 46 men went out on sub-2:10 pace and only 4 broke it.

Japan Running News:

A fantastic read from Brett Larner. After 12 years, the women's race in Tokyo is finally on par (actually superior) to the men in Tokyo + Japan will likely celebrate its 100th man breaking 2:10:00 on Sunday.

LRC 2019 Tokyo Marathon Women's Preview: Can Ruti Aga Finally Break Through After 3 Straight Runner-Up Finishes in Majors?

The women's field in Tokyo is tougher than the men's field so victory for Aga is by no means guaranteed.

LRC 2019 Tokyo Marathon Men's Preview: Can Japanese Record Holder Suguru Osako Earn a Massive Win on Home Soil?

Going strictly by time, Japanese male marathoners accomplished almost as much in 2018 as the United States has in its entire history, but a victory at home in Tokyo would be a whole new other level.

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