On March 28, a major Tokyo Marathon athlete press conference on the March 1 gun was held in Tokyo.
The 18th Jakarta Asian Games Gold Medal Daihi Inoue [27 = MHPS] set a target time of 2 hours, 4 minutes and 30 seconds. It was nearly two and a half minutes faster than his personal best and one minute and 20 seconds faster than Osako's Japanese record.
Inoue said, "I've come this far, so I'm going to have one time to keep in mind to fight the world." Inoue's personal best is 2 hours 6 minutes 54 seconds. In the Olympics [Olympic] representative battle, it is considered that Osako and Shitara are three strongest.
The competition for the Olympics is only one frame left. Inoue fell to 27th place, the slowest finisher in the Marathon Grand Championship [MGC] last fall. However, on the New Year's Day, we rushed through the 4th ward [22.4 km] of the Ace section on the All Japan Business Team Ekiden. With 17 shocks eliminated, the new section record of 1 hour 3 minutes and 57 seconds, which updates the conventional section record of Shitara Yu by 22 seconds, shows the first demodulation.
At the moment, the third Olympic team candidate is MGC's third-placed Osamu Osako. However, if a player who exceeds Osako's Japanese record of 2 hours, 5 minutes, and 50 seconds at this tournament appears, that player will be the third candidate. Players who set a Japanese record will receive a 100 million yen bonus from the Japan Business Federation.