138 runners go sub-29 in Japanese 10,000m races

November 29th, 2019 by Madeleine Kelly | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

The astonishing Japanese distance results continue as racers near Ekiden start lines


Japanese half-marathon sees a shocking 400 finishers under 1:10

November 19th, 2019 by Madeleine Kelly | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

One of Japan’s most competitive half-marathons lived up to its reputation on Sunday


VIDEO: Vehicle nearly hits runner during major road relay in Japan

January 6th, 2017 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in Running videos, The Scene | No Comments »

A white van nearly struck a runner during a highly-popular long-distance road relay race in Japan earlier this week.


Dog on the loose ruins marathoner’s chance at a stage victory

January 8th, 2016 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in Running videos | No Comments »

A runner in Japan in contention for a podium position at one of the nation’s most popular races was taken down by a dog on the loose.


2015 International Chiba Ekiden cancelled

May 30th, 2015 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

The 2015 International Chiba Ekiden has been cancelled after 26 years of running. Event coordinators said they were having difficulty recruiting top talent. The Japan Association of Athletics Federation (JAAF) reached this decision on […]


What is an ekiden relay race?

June 5th, 2014 by Caela Fenton | Posted in CR Explains | No Comments »

You may remember hearing of the announcement of the Canadian team selected to race in the 2013 Chiba Ekiden, an international relay race that takes place each November in Japan. Unless you are fluent […]


Canada finishes eighth at Japanese relay

November 23rd, 2013 by Michael Doyle | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Team Canada took eighth at the prestigious Chiba Ekiden in Japan on Saturday. The ekiden is a six-person relay where the runners race various distances that add up to a marathon (42.2K) in distance. […]