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Tokyo International Marathon

The Tokyo International Marathon was a marathon for male elite runners held in Tokyo, Japan, from 1980 until 2006.

It actually consisted of two marathons - the Tokyo International Marathon which took place on even years, and Tokyo-New York Friendship International Marathon which took place on odd years. In the inaugural year, 1981, both marathons took place. However, because it was not possible to support two marathons a month apart in the same city, from 1982, the alternating format went into effect.

It was replaced by the Tokyo Marathon, a race which is open to general runners of both sexes. Between 1979 and 2008 there was also a Tokyo International Women's Marathon for female elite runners in November.


Key:       Course record

Year Athlete Country Time
1981 Feb Hideki Kita  Japan 2:12:04
1981 Mar Rodolfo Gomez  Mexico 2:11:00
1982 Vadim Sidorov  Soviet Union 2:10:33
1983 Toshihiko Seko  Japan 2:08:38
1984 Juma Ikangaa 2:10:49
1985 Shigeru So  Japan 2:10:32
1986 Juma Ikangaa 2:08:10
1987 Hiromi Taniguchi  Japan 2:10:06
1988 Abebe Mekonnen  Ethiopia 2:08:33
1989 Hiromi Taniguchi  Japan 2:09:34
1990 Takeyuki Nakayama  Japan 2:10:57
1991 Abebe Mekonnen  Ethiopia 2:10:26
1992 Koichi Morishita  Japan 2:10:19
1993 Abebe Mekonnen  Ethiopia 2:12:00
1994 Steve Moneghetti  Australia 2:08:55
1995 Erick Wainaina  Kenya 2:10:31
1996 Vanderlei de Lima  Brazil 2:08:38
1997 Koji Shimizu  Japan 2:10:09
1998 Alberto Juzdado  Spain 2:08:01
1999 Gert Thys 2:06:33
2000 Japhet Kosgei  Kenya 2:07:15
2001 Kenichi Takahashi  Japan 2:10:51
2002 Erick Wainaina  Kenya 2:08:43
2003 Zebedayo Bayo 2:09:07
2004 Daniel Njenga 2:08:43
2005 Toshinari Takaoka 2:07:41
2006 Ambesse Tolosa 2:08:58

See also

External links

  • Tokyo International Women's Marathon official site at
  • arrs.netTokyo International Marathon at
  • International Marathon at
  • Tokyo Marathon Write-Up III (registration, training, travel...etc.
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