Japonya Fujisan Maratonu yağmurda koşuldu / Japan Fujisan Marathon was held in the rain


The Mt. Fuji International Marathon 2019 in the circuit course around Lake Kawaguchi and Saiko Lake in the town of Fuji-Kawaguchiko, Yamanashi, has successfully ended accredited by AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races) and Japan Association of Athletics Federations.

Our deepest appreciation for the cooperation and support is extended to the participating runners, Prefecture of Yamanashi, Fuji-Yoshida Police Station, Kawaguchiko Fire Department, each of the public transportation services, the residents of the prefecture and town, and all of those involved in the organization.

Nikkan Sports News
Town of Fuji-Kawaguchiko
Japan Association of Athletics Federations, Yamanashi Prefecture
R-bies Sports Foundation


The 8th Mt. Fuji Marathon (sponsored by Nikkan Sports Shimbun, Fujikawaguchiko Town, etc., and sponsored by Asahi Shimbun, etc.) was held on the course around Lake Kawaguchi and West Lake on the 24th. About 10,000 people participated in the full marathon and the 12km fan run 2 divisions, and overseas groups accounted for about 4,000 people.

8591 people challenged the full marathon. Light rain at the start. The target Mt. Fuji was barely visible during the race, but the players tried out the practice results while enjoying the colorful autumn leaves.

”Jun Nakamura (21) from Okinawa City who achieved his first sub-three (less than 3 hours) in 2 hours and 52 minutes said,“ The interval practice at a pace of 3 minutes per kilometer was effective ”. Kofu City’s fitness instructor Yuka Saegusa (39) scored the goal in 3 hours, 1 minute, and 30 seconds. “It was a tough course, but the autumn leaves were really beautiful and fun” (Hiroshi Kawai)

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