Fukushi Wins Osaka Marathon, Bound For Rio Olympics

Fukushi wins Osaka Marathon, bound for Rio OlympicsVeteran Kayoko Fukushi eased home to win her second Osaka Women's Marathon on Sunday, all but guaranteeing herself a place on the Japan team for this summer's Rio de Janeiro Olympics in the process.

Imai Heads Japan Contingent For Tokyo Marathon

Imai heads Japan contingent for Tokyo MarathonMasato Imai, who turned heads with a sub-2:08 clocking in last year’s race, will lead the Japanese contingent for next month’s Tokyo Marathon, which will also serve as a domestic men’s qualifier for the Rio de Janiero Olympics, organizers announced Thursday.

Puchi Passpo's New Pv Has A Marathon Theme

Puchi Passpo's new PV has a marathon themePuchi Passpo have unveiled the PV for their new song "1.2. Sunrise!" via their official YouTube channel.
The girls performed "1.2. Sunrise!" for the first time on November 29th during the release event for their new single "Go Fight! Fly High!". Sticking to their sports concept, this time the song has a marathon theme.

Baysa Dominates 1st Saitama Marathon

Baysa dominates 1st Saitama marathonEthiopia’s Atsede Baysa pulled away from the lead pack around the 30-kilometer mark and ran alone to win the inaugural Saitama International Marathon on Sunday.
Japan’s Kaori Yoshida held her pace over the final 3 kilometers to pass Rebecca Chesir of Kenya and grab second place in the race, which also served as an Olympic qualifier for Japan’s national team heading to the Rio Games.

Kawauchi Places 6th At Nyc Marathon

Kawauchi places 6th at NYC MarathonYuki Kawauchi broke into the top 10 in the New York City Marathon on his third attempt, placing sixth Sunday in the men’s race in 2 hours 13 minutes 29 seconds.
Kawauchi, who finished 11th both of the two previous years, dropped out of the lead pack near the 30-kilometer mark. Over the final seven kilometers, he battled with 2004 Athens Olympic silver medalist Meb Keflezighi, beating the American to the finish line by three seconds.

73-year-old Shows Support For 3/11 Disaster Areas With 24-hour Bowling Marathon

73-year-old shows support for 3/11 disaster areas with 24-hour bowling marathonAs a show of support for the survivors of the Great East Japan Earthquake, a 73-year-old man completed a 24-hour marathon session of bowling here between Aug. 22 and Aug. 23.
The event by Masamitsu Shirahata from the Yamanashi Prefecture city of Otsuki raised about 160,000 yen in donations for disaster-stricken areas in the Tohoku region. Shirahata said, "I couldn't have done this without support. I don't want people to forget about that disaster."