JAAF promotes Marathon Grand Champion...

JAAF promotes Marathon Grand Championship as vital preparation for 2020 Olympics

Japanese runners who have earned spots for next year's Marathon Grand Championship , JAAF officials and former Olympic marathoners Yuko Arimori, Kenji Kimihara and Naoko Takahashi appear at a Tokyo news conference on Friday. Japan's runners who earn spots for the Summer Olympics will gain significant experience running on a nearly identical course during the trial for the 2020 Tokyo Games on home soil.

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