I went with some friends to watch the Tsukuba Marathon today. Even though I have lived in Tsukuba since 2002, this was my first time to watch the marathon! It was a perfect day for running and it seems to have been a pretty fast race with a couple of new records being set for the 10km race at least. (I am not sure about the full marathon.)
Around 10,000 people participate in the full marathon. It was really cool to stand on the side of the road while 10,000 people ran past me. I was even able to spot two of my friends who were participating.
Here is a photo that I took in order to show TsukuBlog readers what it looks like to have that many people running past you.