Posted: 15/03/2016 at 10:42
Snake-hips. I arrived Friday morning, went straight to expo for bib, did touristy stuff Friday and Saturday, didn't sleep very much the whole time, drank a lot of coffee, chatted to a lot of runners who were getting their 6th Major on (was my 4th), had a cracking run - 3.04.12 (out1.30.12/in1.34.00) ... faded a bit towards the end. Brilliant course - fast and well supported. Weather was perfect the whole weekend, got a bit burnt in the race and ended up soaking myself in water along the way to keep cool, which led to bleeding nipples!, the Japanese were lovely, Tokyo was a brilliant amazing city to visit - wish I had more time there. Flew home to London Monday Lunchtime .... week off the running and back in training for Paris (less than 3 weeks away now)
Tokyo Ballot ... I don't know if its easy to get in. There's about 8% success rate, but I've "heard" more international runners get in .... although that is not printed anywhere ...it's just the word on the street (web chatter) - it opens in August I believe.