Yesterday, I spent a few exciting hours in freezing cold Osaka, cheering for the participants of the Osaka Ladies Marathon. I was at the 17k/28k mark, near Osaka castle, so I could see everybody twice. As I wanted to cheer for the slower runners as well, I did not go to Nagai Stadium to see the finish of the winners.…Continue
Today's Shibuya Ekiden saw many podium-finishes, but no first place by the Namban teams. Our ladies were beaten on the last leg by a former pro, giving the win to the Chudai Ladies (BTW, that's our Ecomarron's team!), so, sad for Namban, but congrats to the winners!
In the veterans, well, age counts, and our teams average age - 48, was a bit high to go for first place,…Continue
Chan Ka Ho of the Hong Kong National team beat runningintokyo.com member Thomas Kiprotich to finish in 1:10:11! Thomas was four seconds behind, a great performance given the windy conditions and hilly course. Hope he can work on his kick, so he wins the next time out!
This race concluded our…Continue
Today's hilly 10k on Cheung Chau island saw a Kenian sweep in both age-groups. runningintokyo's Francis Kemei easily won the senior division, but could not keep up with Thomas, a 24-year-old Kenian resident of Hong Kong who happens to be from Francis' hometown of Eldoret!
I was happy…Continue