On February 18th, 2007, two of my close friends, Adam and Alex, ran in the Tokyo Marathon.
In a cold February rain more than 30,000 marathoners crossed the finish line. The winner of the women's race, Hitomi Miya, is 18 years old and hails from Okayama prefecture, Japan. Her time was 2 hours, 31 minutes, and 1 second.
The men's race was won by Daniel Njenga from Kenya in a time of 2 hours, 9 minutes, and 45 seconds.
The umbrellas on the sidelines made it a little tough to see along certain parts of the course, but we found that a few minutes of patience would result in front row standing room. It was cold, but we managed to run around Tokyo enough to scream at Adam and Alex four times!