Since then, due to the same outbreak in Japan, the organizing committee finally announced that only 200 elite runners were allowed to participate, and even wheelchair marathon for disabled people took similar measures. At the same time, the results of mens athletes will also be used as an important reference for the entry list of Tokyo Olympic Games. According to the regulations of the organizing committee, elite players refer to mens players who run for less than 2 hours and 21 minutes and womens players who run for less than 2 hours and 52 minutes after February 2017. Only these players can get opportunities, and the final number of competitors is controlled at about 200.
On March 1 local time in Japan, the sunny weather conditions were very good. At 9:05 am, the Tokyo Marathon started smoothly. As the mens competition is an important reference for the selection of Tokyo Olympic Games, the current record holder of Japanese marathon is Dai Baojie, the former record holder of Japanese marathon is set up by leiaotai, and the gold medal winner of 2018 Asian Games, Hirohito Inoue and other players are among the competitors.
In the mens marathon, when he ran 10 kilometers, Kenyas Yego ranked first with 29 minutes and 11 seconds, and his teammate William waukiku almost kept pace. At 15km, Yego and Wilhelm wamkiku continued to lead the way, and another Kenyan ace, Ruben kiplop, also caught up with them, while Hitoshi Inoue came in seventh, and darjee ranked 16th.
At the end of the 20km race, the three Kenyans were still ahead of the first group, with a score of 43 minutes and 58 seconds. By 30km, the situation changed slightly. Ethiopias famous general Cisse Lema broke the monopoly of the Kenyan army and ran to the front. Inoue Daren was 46 seconds behind the leader and was thrown away.
In the last 10 kilometers, the defending champion who has been running in the groups army and the Ethiopian famous general, legeze, got out of the encirclement by means of the backrange, and finally won the two consecutive championships with the result of 2 hours, 04 minutes and 15 seconds, which is 33 seconds faster than when he won the championship last year.
Abidi bashley, who represented Belgium, finished second in 2 hours, 04 minutes and 49 seconds, while Cisse Lema finished third in 2 hours, 04 minutes and 51 seconds. Dabaojie also made great achievements, and won the fourth place to become the first runner in Japan, and ran for 2 hours, 05 minutes and 29 seconds, breaking the original Japanese national record of 2 hours, 05 minutes and 50 seconds, so as to firmly hold his Olympic ticket.
In addition, the womens group also ran well. On behalf of the Israeli contestant, salpeter ran 2 hours, 17 minutes and 45 seconds to win the championship and set a new record for the womens group of Tokyo Marathon.