Traversing the heart of the Japanese capital, the route will take in famous Tokyo landmarks including the Kaminarimon (“Thunder Gate”) in Asakusa, the Imperial Palace, Ginza’s upmarket Chuo Street, the Zojoii temple with the city’s iconic Tokyo Tower as a backdrop, and Nihombashi bridge, the historic centre of the Japanese capital. The climax of the race will see para-athletes running the final stretch leading to the new Stadium uphill.
There will be five different marathon races; men and women’s T12, for athletes with visual impairments; men’s T46, for runners with upper limb deficiency); and men and women’s T54, for those in wheelchairs other than cerebral palsy. All athletes will run the same course.
Digitally run the marathon by checking out our time-lapse of the course below: pic.twitter.com/of751LIIxj
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