|Pinning on his race bib.|
The 10K race, which circled the Imperial Palace, gave Sean his first opportunity to officially compete in another country. His finishing time was 53:54, for an 8:40 minutes/mile pace.
Sean had originally hoped to run a nearby half marathon, and turned to his Twitter followers to seek help in registering. Unfortunately, online registration had closed and no one answered the phone number (it was Friday evening by then). Fortunately, fans found another race for him with same day registration available. Turned out to be the perfect way to spend a beautiful Saturday morning in Tokyo!
Unless otherwise noted, photos are by Sean or Mitsuaki Munegumi @sovjapan.
|Sean picks up his goodie bag!|
A short video of Sean warming up:
|Sean with some of the many volunteers that help make any race a success.|
|Sean with the Tokyo International Race Club.|
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|Proud of a successful run!|
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