In 2012 NHK filmed Yasuhito Wakita, or 'Wacky' as he is better known, undertake and conquer the Sahara Race, a 250km self supported footrace in Egypt. Check out the brief trailer for the documentary at www.nhk.or.jp/ichiban/ and watch the full program on the below dates.
January 10 (Thu) 22h00 - 22h50…Continue
Added by 4 Deserts on January 7, 2013 at 1:28pm — No Comments
Again, in front of the TV, watching others run, but in the afternoon, it will be my turn!
Impressive performance by the two African students on the second leg, even if Nihon University took the lead only for a moment thanks to Benjamin's superhuman effort, just to fall back to 10. on the next leg. From then, it looked like Toyo Uni would safely win todays outbound race, but on the last leg, they were passed by the University for Physical Education and Waseda. Great effort by Hattori…Continue
Added by juergen wittstock on January 2, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments
A typical Japanese New Year will always contain two things: Rice cake and Ekiden.
The corporate Ekiden in Gunma on Jan. 1., and the two legs of the Hakone Ekiden (pitching the leading universities against each other) on Jan. 2. and 3..
There are many good sites that feature the races, so I will not do this here. But I wonder if our members in other countries know what the worst thing in an Ekiden is? It is the 'white sash'! If a team does not connect because…Continue