Tokyo Marathon 2018 東京マラソン
Sunday morning in Tokyo was Tokyo Marathon time again. This was the 11th Tokyo Marathon, which began in 2007.
|Man and Superman, Tokyo Marathon (2018)|
Like most Tokyo Marathons, the weather wasn’t great, being overcast, but, also unlike most Tokyo Marathons, it didn’t rain, which was a blessing for all involved, both runners and spectators.
|The rat race, 2018 Tokyo Marathon|
This year’s winner was Kenya’s Dickson Chumba, who also won in 2014, and, with a time of 2:05.30, shaved 12 seconds off his last win.
|Clowning around at the 25km mark, 2018 Tokyo Marathon|
The fastest woman was Birhane Dibaba, of Ethiopia, who had a time of 2:19:51.
|The serious business of looking silly, 2018 Tokyo Marathon|
I was in Asakusabashi (with its local Freshness Burger branch that’s a haunt of mine) in late morning to watch the show. The cheering crowds are often as spectator-worthy as the runners in a variety of fancy dress costumes themselves, so my camera took in both.
|Cheering their heads off, Tokyo Marathon, 2018|
The race goes down Edo-dori Avenue, that runs through Asakusabashi, and the nearest side street to where we live was an example of traffic control overkill that I’d never witnessed before, being blocked off by a massive container truck.
|Initial impression, 2018 Tokyo Marathon|
Enjoy these shots of the 2018 Tokyo Marathon as it happened at Asakusabashi in the heart of the capital.
|Sunday garb, Tokyo Marathon 2018|
|No parking on side of street, Tokyo Marathon 2018|
|Spotty performance, Tokyo Marathon 2018|
|Charity, Tokyo Marathon 2018|
|There’s Wally – at the Tokyo Marathon 2018|
|Starving crowds pursue fleeing cake, Tokyo Marathon 2018|
|Wild about winning at the 2018 version of the Tokyo Marathon|
|Streetside business, Tokyo Marathon|