Organized by the Tokyo Marathon Foundation, the inaugural Tokyo Marathon was held on February 18, 2007. Through its theme, “The Day We Unite” the Tokyo Marathon has gathered together runners, volunteers and spectators every year.
In 2011, the Tokyo Marathon implemented its own charity program, “Run with Heart”, through which donors can contribute to various charitable activities. The program's capacity increased to 5,000 from 3,000 in 2019.
Since the event's 10th anniversary in 2016, the official race logo has been renewed to represent the portrayed images of the runners, volunteers and cheering crowds along the course, which signifies the race theme “The Day We Unite.”
In 2017 the race adopted a new course that finishes in front of the Tokyo station area, and in 2018 saw a new Japanese record set for the first time in 16 years. Tokyo Marathon 2020, held on March 1, 2020, also served as the Japanese Olympic trial for the 2020 Olympic Games, increasing the attention the event received at home and abroad.
Photograph © Tokyo Marathon Foundation
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<time-bold>2:17:45<time-bold><runner-text> (Lonah Chemtai-Salpeter, ISR, 2020)<runner-text>
<time-bold>1:21:52<time-bold><runner-text> (Tomoki Suzuki, JPN, 2020)<runner-text>
<time-bold>1:40:00<time-bold><runner-text> (Tsubasa Kina, JPN, 2020)<runner-text>