Tokyo Marathon 2024: Live streaming, contestants, where to watch and more

Eliud Kipchoge and Sifan Hassan will be two of the most important athletes to take part in the Tokyo Marathon 2024.

Eliud Kipchoge and Sifan Hassan will be an integral part of the Tokyo Marathon 2024 (image credits- twitter@_OwenM_ @EliudKipchoge)
By Soumya | Feb 29, 2024 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Eliud Kipchoge leads a strong line-up set to compete at the 2024 Tokyo Marathon. Kipchoge returns to Japan having won Olympic gold on the streets of Sapporo at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 before setting a course record on his last entry in March 2022.

On the other hand, the women’s challenge will be spearheaded by the Dutch middle-distance runner Sifan Hassan. Sifan’s main competitor in this tournament will be the defending champion Rosemary Wanjiru from Kenya.

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The grand spectacle will feature multiple events, including a Marathon for both men and women and a race for men (wheelchair) and women (wheelchair). It will also include the 10.7 km race for men and women for junior & youth, visually impaired, intellectually challenged, transplant, and wheelchair categories.

Around 38,000 runners are expected to participate in the marathon on Sunday. Both the marathon and the 10.7km race will begin from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building and will end at Tokyo Station/Gyoko-dori Ave and Nihombashi, respectively. Tokyo is the first of six major marathons in 2024. Boston and London follow in April before a gap to Berlin, Chicago and New York in the autumn.

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Tokyo Marathon 2024: Contestants

Men’s

AthletesCountry
Eliud KipchogeKenya
Vincent Kipkemoi Ngetich Kenya
Timothy Kiplagat Kenya
Benson KiprutoKenya
Hailemaryam Kiros Ethiopia
Andualem Belay Ethiopia
Tsegaye Getachew Ethiopia
Chalu Deso Ethiopia
Victor Kiplangat USA
Kengo Suzuki Japan
Ichitaka TamashitaJapan
Kenya SonotaJapan
Kyohei Hosoya Japan
Kazuya NishiyamaJapan
Yohei IkedaJapan

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Women’s

AthletesCountry
Sifan Hassan Netherlands
Amane Beriso Shankule Ethiopia
Rosemary Wanjiru Kenya
Lonah Chemtai Salpeter Israel
Tigist Abacyechew Ethiopia
Sutume Asefa Kebede Ethiopia
Magdalena Shauri Tanzania
Buzunesh Getachew Ethiopia
Meseret AbebayahauEthiopia
Hitomi Niiya Japan
Yumi Yoshikawa Japan

Where to watch the Tokyo Marathon 2024?

Viewers in the United Kingdom will be able to watch the Tokyo Marathon on Eurosport, with coverage online from midnight to 3 am GMT. On the other hand, Japanese fans can view the marathon on Nippon TV, Hulu, and TVer, NITTERE TADA. In the USA and Canada, fans can watch the action on Flo Sports, while fans in China can watch it on Great Sports Media.

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