Japan has long been a land of runners. In the immediate post-war period, long-distance athletes formed a famous brotherhood, illustrating the rigor and discipline of a nation striving to regain its former position in a destabilized world.

Fast forward to the 21st century, and the Tokyo Marathon, inaugurated in 2007, is one of the biggest in the world, while in 2018 the Association of Road Racing Statisticians noted that Japanese runners had covered more than marathons than those of any other nationality since 2015. .

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