The Tokyo marathon is probably the biggest marathon in all of Japan, and quickly becoming one of the largest marathons in the entire world. That’s not surprising, considering Tokyo is one of the largest cities in the world.
What is surprising is that the Tokyo Marathon isn’t just for Kenyans wanting to leave everybody else in the dust; there’s also a ton of people who just like to dress up and go for a small 26-mile run.
With this year’s Tokyo Marathon set to take place next month, I thought I’d share with you some of the craziest costumes from previous years:
As we all know, Jesus actually lived and died in Japan, so it makes sense seeing him in the Tokyo Marathon.
A foreigner running the Tokyo Marathon as Captain America? What a real American.
Joseph Tame of Tame Gone Wild is an unusual runner who runs in different shapes (like a banana or an Apple logo). He also likes to strap computer equipment to himself to livestream his runs and measure how far and where he runs.
For a while, Hikonyan was one of the most popular mascots in all of Japan and apparently, that popularity was great enough to convince some guy to dress up as a creepy, creepy Hikonyan.
I don’t remember the genie being this gross and sweaty in Aladdin. Maybe it’s time to rewatch it?
It looks like my old congressman David Wu made it over to Japan to race. Neat!
What’s your favorite costume? If you were to run in the Tokyo Marathon, would you dress up? Tell me in the comments!