IAAF World Championships London 2017 will begin from today!
Men's and women's marathons will be both held on Sunday, August 6th.
In the men's race, Hiroto Inoue (MHPS), who crossed the Tokyo Marathon 2017 finish line as the first Japanese man, will be representing Japan.
In the women's race, Helah Kiprop (KEN), Amane Gobena (ETH), and Edna Kiplagat (KEN), who placed first, second and third respectively at Tokyo Marathon 2016, as well as Birhane Dibaba (ETH) and Flomena Cheyech Daniel (KEN), who placed 1st and 5th respectively at Tokyo Marathon 2015, will all be at the start line.
Please look forward to seeing great performances of Japanese representatives and exciting chase for the podium finishes. Let's cheer them on together!