Comedian Uno Kentaro Finishes First Among Celebs In Tokyo Marathon

Comedian Uno Kentaro finishes first among celebs in Tokyo MarathonThe 2012 Tokyo Marathon took place on Sunday. Kenya’s Michael Kipyego won the race with a time of 2:07:37, beating Japan’s Fujiwara Arata (2:07:48) and Uganda’s Stephen Kiprotich (2:07:50). Last year’s winner, Hailu Mekonnen from Ethiopia, finished 4th with a time of 2:08:17.

Civil Servant Runner Shaves Head To Atone For Poor Results At Tokyo Marathon

Civil servant runner shaves head to atone for poor results at Tokyo MarathonCivil worker marathon runner Yuki Kawauchi may have failed in his performance at the recent Tokyo Marathon, but he still takes his results very seriously.   That is what many reporters must have felt as the 24-year-old appeared in front of them at a press conference at his work place in Kasukabe, Saitama Prefecture, on Feb. 27 with a completely shaved head.

Athletics: Shigetomo Wins Osaka Int Women Marathon

Athletics: Shigetomo wins Osaka Int Women MarathonJapanese runner Risa Shigetomo pulled away after the 26-kilometer mark and never looked back en route to winning the Osaka Women's Marathon on Sunday.

Shigetomo stayed in front with the pacemakers and ran even with Japanese 5,000-meter record holder Kayoko Fukushi in the early going, but the second half belonged solely to the 24-year-old Okayama native, who crossed the tape in 2 hours, 23 minutes, 23 seconds at Nagai Stadium for her first marathon victory.