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36,000 runners participate in the Tokyo Marathon

2, 22. 2015

   The annual Tokyo Marathon, which saw its 9th edition this year, took place on February 22nd 2015. Roughly 36,000 participants, including international and Japanese guest runners, and ordinary citizens, commmenced the run just after 9am in front of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building. The course took the runners through many of Tokyo's sightseeing spots, such as Ginza, the Imperial Palace, Asakusa and Tsukiji, and ultimately to the goal at Tokyo Big Sight (in Koto City, Tokyo).

   In an effort to increase anti-terrorist vigilance, around 10,000 police officers and security staff were mobilized for the race, including the newly introduced 'Running Police'.

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