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April 30, 2021
Bureau of Olympic and Paralympic Games
Tokyo 2020 Preparation
Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Regarding the “Celebration Marathon”

IOC and TMG have agreed the direction of the "Celebration Marathon" proposed from President Bach in November 2019.

In order to leave a long-lasting legacy in Tokyo, a legacy half marathon of Tokyo will be established in Autumn 2022 with the Tokyo Marathon Foundation, utilizing the marathon course used during the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

This event will make it easy for many runners including runners with disabilities to participate.

The first event will be held as the "Celebration Marathon" in cooperation with the IOC.

IOC plans to support the race through inviting top athletes including Olympic medallists. Also, IOC President Bach will be invited to attend the event to mark the legacy of the Games

Around the same dates, IOC will host events where Tokyo residents and particularly children can interact with top level athletes and celebrate the Olympic values.

IOC will make the Celebration Marathon a place to express its gratitude to Tokyo residents for their support in the midst of the severe Corona pandemic.

Details will be announced as soon as it is decided.

※Please click here for the original Japanese article.

Inquiries (Assistance in Japanese only)
Project Section, Sports Promotion Division
Bureau of Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 Preparation
Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Phone: 03-5320-7790

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