August 30, 2022
TOKYO – Runners start the Hokkaido Marathon at Odori Park in Sapporo on Sunday. This annual summer event was held for the first time in three years, with about 18,000 people participating. It was canceled in 2020 and 2021 for reasons including the Tokyo Olympic Games, where marathon and race walking events took place in Sapporo. To make the most of the Games experience, this year’s race traveled along a new course that included part of the route used for the Olympic marathon.