by Brett Larner
The 3rd annual Tokyo Marathon is this Sunday, Mar. 22. This year's race features continued refinements geared to help make Tokyo into a truly world-class event, including the addition of an elite women's field and a public prize purse. It is also the final domestic selection race for the men's World Championships marathon team and will host a competitive field of many of Japan's best male marathoners. JRN will be dedicating most of the week to coverage of the event and its athletes.
To kick things off, take a tour of the Tokyo Marathon course. Click here for a high-speed video tour, or here for a Google Earth view.
A demo video of Otsuka Seiyaku's Virtual Tokyo Marathon 2009 game.
Sponsor Otsuka Seiyaku has put together a Virtual Tokyo Marathon 2009 game as a promotion for its Double Amino-Value sports drink, the official drink of the Tokyo Marathon. Players can select an avatar which will run an animated version of the course and earn points according to data players input about their own training. Click here to sign up for the Virtual Tokyo Marathon 2009.
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