Tokyo Marathon Expo 2012

Went to the Tokyo Marathon Expo today to pick up my bib at the Tokyo Big Site (Tokyo International Exhibition Center).  Extremely efficient process, checked in and got my bib number in a few minutes, no lines whatsoever.  However, they made you go through the entire expo area before you can get your t-shirt, pretty slick trick.  The expo itself was pretty large (and crowded), it was one of the biggest marathon expos I’ve seen with some pretty elaborate vendor booths.  Because I get uncomfortable with big crowds, I didn’t stop or buy anything, but it still took a good 20 minutes to walk through it.  If you are into marathon expos, you won’t be disappointed.

I found out that I’ll be starting in Block ‘C’ instead of ‘B’, but hopefully it won’t be too much of a hindrance at the start.  I think I was in Block ‘C’ when I ran this race in 2010 and if I recall correctly, it wasn’t too bad, so we’ll see.  It actually may be helpful in the sense it will prevent me from starting too fast.

Below are some pictures from the expo.


About runninginspired

I’m in my mid-40s and have been running for about 19 years. I have finished 24 marathons with a personal best time of 3:04. I currently reside in San Diego, CA. I enjoy running since it keeps you honest and will give back what you put into it. Work hard, but smart, and good results will eventually follow. I like to experiment with training plans, gadgets, shoes, and nutrition to find what works for me. The primary purpose of this blog is to document my training and thoughts about running in my ongoing quest to improve my fitness and health.
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2 Responses to Tokyo Marathon Expo 2012

  1. Carlos says:

    Best wishes, enjoy the race

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