The Village Velodrome Appreciation Society

A blog about jitensha and jogging

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Great news!

Been mad busy lately, 14 hour days, but finished my work and got the news today that I'm running in the Tokyo Marathon. Last time I was selected I got injured, so I'm hoping for better luck second time around.

My wife didn't get chosen for the marathon - also for the second time, so I feel a lot of responsibility to do well. I hope to run under 3 hours - and would love to hit 2.50. But just to run in this marathon is a great thing.

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At 6:49 pm, Blogger Craig Mod said...

I wonder if foreigners are exempt from the lottery. It seems like all the foreigners I know are being selected but very few of my Japanese friends.

At 11:28 pm, Blogger GKK said...

I'm pretty sure you're right. Of the people I know who entered, all the foreigners bar one (who has a Japanese surname) got in, while among the Japanese runners half missed out. It's an Olympics thing.


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