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Maratón de Tokio 2019

02/26/2019
Graphic News

April 3, 2019 -- Se espera la participación de más de 36.000 corredores en el Maratón de Tokio. El recorrido se modificó en 2017 para cambiar la meta de la carrera frente al Palacio Imperial, y tanto la carrera masculina como la femenina produjeron nuevos récord ese año.

Two-time Olympic champion Kenenisa Bekele heads the men’s field in Tokyo -- his personal best of 2:03:03, the third fastest marathon in history, was recorded on the original course. The Ethiopian will face tough competition from long-term rival Dickson Chumba of Kenya, the reigning Tokyo champion.

Expectations are high for a record-breaking pace in the women’s race. Ethiopian rising star Ruti Aga, who recorded a personal best of 2:18:34 in Berlin last September, heads the field, with Kenya’s Florence Kiplagat providing fast opposition.

Tokyo was promoted in 2013 to become one of the six World Marathon Majors, joining the lineup of London, Boston, Berlin, Chicago and New York.

World Marathon Majors 2019:
Mar 3 Tokyo, Japan
Apr 15 Boston, U.S.
Apr 28 London, UK
Sep 29 Berlin, Germany
Oct 13 Chicago, U.S.
Nov 3 New York, U.S.


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