Japan’s Tokyo and Kyoto Marathons promise to extend the quota for runners from China

Japan’s Tokyo and Kyoto Marathons promise to extend the quota for runners from China
The Tokyo Marathon official website posted a notice in Chinese.Due to the impact of the new coronary pneumonia epidemic, several domestic marathon events have been postponed or cancelled, and the upcoming marathon event in Japan will also be affected.Deferred quotas and other preferential policies.On February 8, according to Japanese media reports, the Kyoto Marathon Organizing Committee led contestants from China to voluntarily give up the event.The 2020 Kyoto Marathon will start on February 16 and is expected to be 1.60,000 people participated, including 386 Chinese runners. The organizing committee stated that for Chinese runners who finally gave up this year’s Kyoto Marathon, they will automatically receive the right to participate next year.”In order to ensure everyone’s peace of mind and safety, we have prepared the right to participate in the next competition (free of charge), so I hope you will avoid participating this time, but participate in the next competition in a perfect environment.We look forward to your participation next year.It is understood that all successful runners in China have received reminder emails sent by the organizing committee.The Tokyo Marathon is one of the six major slam events in the world. The number of Chinese runners participating in the competition has gradually increased in recent years. The Tokyo Marathon will be held on March 1, 2020. According to Japanese media reports, there are about 1,800 Chinese runners registering for this year ‘s competition.Just two days ago, the Tokyo Marathon Organizing Committee also notified Chinese runners who signed up for competition through the official website, email, etc., introduced some entry restrictions on Chinese runners, and made a commitment, “Cannot participate in 2020 TokyoChinese runners for the marathon will be extended to the Tokyo Marathon next year.At a press conference on February 7, Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike once again exposed the runners from China to carefully judge whether to participate.Editor Li Xin proofreading Wu Xingfa