Tokyo (Japan), Mar. 9 : With Tokyo being selected to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Tokyo Marathon 2016 wheelchair race was sanctioned by the international Paralympic Committee.
Tokyo established the "Semi-Elite" category for superior athletes from outside of Japan to provide better participation opportunities for runners from outside of Japan in the 2016 event.
Around 37,000 runners ran through the streets of Metropolitan Tokyo.
With its blend of old and new, Tokyo provides a fantastic venue for one of the worlds greatest marathons.