Tokyo Marathon Fields Released

398930ab-65c2-43c0-93db-a05fdbfdd617With exactly a month until the race on 23 February, the 2014 Tokyo Marathon organizers released the elite fields for this year’s IAAF Gold Label Road Race on Thursday (23).

Ethiopia’s consistent Tadese Tola tops the men’s field which consists of seven men who have gone under 2:06 and another six who have gone under 2:08.

Tola, the 2013 IAAF World Championships marathon bronze medallist, can boast of a best of 2:04:49 set when finishing third in last year’s Dubai Marathon and was never out of the top three in his four marathon in 2013, finishing second in Paris before finishing off his year with a win in Beijing last October.

Kenya’s two-time world champion Abel Kirui returns to Tokyo hoping to do better than his last marathon in the Japanese capital when he failed to finish in 2008….Read the full article here!