A selection of three of the most popular articles read aloud from the Sweat Elite website focused on the elite Japanese running scene.

In the marathon distance, Japan comes in third place behind Kenya and Ethiopia when looking at the number of athletes in the top thousand marathon times in history. Japan has over one-hundred athletes that have run sub-2:10 in the marathon. Compare this to the USA: with a population nearing triple that of Japan – and massive infrastructure surrounding their collegiate athletics system – the States have only twenty athletes that have run sub-2:10 (thirteen if you exclude record-ineligible Boston).

Our interest piqued, we decided to plunge headfirst into the Japanese running scene and investigate what was going on.

(02:07) The Perplexing Depth Of Talent In Japanese Running Part 1 https://bit.ly/3foKZDN
(15:15) The Perplexing Depth Of Talent In Japanese Running Part 2 https://bit.ly/2YK97L4
(24:58) Training With Tokai University – Ekiden Winning Team https://bit.ly/2YA1fvP

Additional training data of Tokai University training for Hakone Ekiden: https://bit.ly/2A3AKEQ

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