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Tokyo Marathon passes milestone

February in Tokyo is the season for running as thousands prepare for one of the major events in the global sport calendar: the Tokyo Marathon. At the recent race on Sun 28 Feb 2016, the Tokyo Marathon celebrates its 10th anniversary with a record of 37,000 runners.

Tadaaki Hayano, race director of the Marathon Foundation organizing team, said the Tokyo Marathon has always been popular with amateur runners. However, it took time before the it became recognized as a world-class event.

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Boost Employee Wellness Through Endurance Sports

No More T-Shirts: Boost Employee Wellness Through Endurance Sports

If a person’s body is the engine of their individual performance, I like to think that an employee workforce is the engine of a company’s performance. A physically healthy and highly-functioning workforce can set the stage for an exponential performance by the company.

In fact, the collective health of a company’s employees may be the deciding factor for a positive balance sheet.

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Eliud Kipchoge and Mary Keitany Win Abbott World Marathon Series IX

Eliud Kipchoge (KEN) and Mary Keitany (KEN) are the Abbott World Marathon Majors Series IX champions, it was announced today by Tim Hadzima, general manager of the Abbott World Marathon Majors and the six leaders of the world’s top marathons, following the Tokyo Marathon 2016, the final race of the Series. Mary Keitany, who was tied along with Mare Dibaba (ETH) and Helah Kiprop (KEN) with 41 points, was selected as the Series IX women’s champion in a vote by the leaders of the six AbbottWMM member races, in accordance with the AbbottWMM tie-breaking procedure (see below for full details).

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Stars of sport, film, TV and radio run the 2016 London Marathon

Double Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes heads a field of stars from film, television, radio and sport lining up for the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 24 April to raise money for their chosen charities.

Holmes won gold in the 800m and 1500m at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens and is now turning her attention to the longer distance when she makes her Virgin Money London Marathon debut in April. She is hoping to raise £250,000 for charitable causes including The Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, Myeloma UK, MIND and two local charities in her home county of Kent, The Pickering Cancer Centre and Hospice in the Weald.

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