I see this year the Beppu-Oita Marathon has relaxed their entry requirements to allow runners who have done a 3hr 30min marathon.
The qualification time has not be decided yet. It will be announced around September.
I think it will go back to 2:50.
hi juergen how are u since we communicated last time
i,m fine what a bout beppu oita marathon?is it good i was that coz im still here in philipines
is easy for me to get ticket to that place if it has good prize let me know.
The good news is that it is a very good race; one of the top ones. However it always attracts world class runners and is usually won in 2:10. In fact a regular competitor is Daniel Njenga. In order to get a prize you would need to run well under 2:20.
Also Abraham it's a very fast course. So if you want to run a great time this could be the race for you as you'll be running in a high quality field.
Interestingly Australian athletes have run very well there: Pat Carroll won it one year in 2:09. And other fellow countrymen have had big breakthroughs; a chap called Nick Harrison surprised everyone by finishing 3rd in a best time of 2:10 ( I think his previous best time was 2:14) and last year Jeff Hunt finished 3rd on his debut in 2:11.
So it's a high quality race but a great event to run your best time. In fact I'm thinking of running it next year which would mean missing out on Kanagwe