27,000 participants showed up for , a 23 percent increase over last year, showed up for the fourth running of the women-oriented event.
And now for the bad news. Spring allergies may already be here...
...and flu season is starting late.
Lastly, possibly the strangest costume you've ever seen a runner wear in a race after the jump...I'm sorry, I don't see how it's humanly possible this guy at the Tokyo Marathon was able to finish the whole race.