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Old 03-01-2018, 05:36 AM
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Default Japan Tour: Tokyo Marathon 2018 in Asakusabashi

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Sunday morning in Tokyo was Marathon time again. This was the 11th Tokyo Marathon, which began in 2007.

Man and Superman, Tokyo Marathon 2018Like most Tokyo Marathons, the weather wasn't great, being overcast, but, also unlike most Tokyo Marathons, it didn't rain.

The rat race, Tokyo Marathon 2018 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, Tokyo Marathon 2018The fastest woman was Birhane Dibaba, of Ethiopia, who has a time of 2:19:51.

The serious business of looking silly, Tokyo Marathon 2018I 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 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, Tokyo Marathon 2018Enjoy the shots of the 2018 Tokyo Marathon as it happened at Asakusabashi.

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 Tokyo Marathon 2018
Streetside business, Tokyo Marathon 2018Read about the following past Tokyo Marathons:
Tokyo Marathon 2017
Tokyo Marathon 2015
Tokyo Marathon 2013
Tokyo Marathon 2012
Tokyo Marathon 2011

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