Hakone Ekiden

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Plaque name:

Hakone Ekiden

Location:

Hakone Ekiden Museum, 167 Hakone, Hakone-cho, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa , 250-0521

Plaque awarded:

10/05/2019

Reason

Plaque Category - Competition

Hakone Ekiden, which is officially called Tokyo-Hakone Round-Trip College Ekiden Race is the oldest ekiden relay (marathon relay) in the world. It is one of the most prominent university ekiden races of the year annually held between Tokyo and Hakone in Japan on 2 & 3 January. Hakone Ekiden was established in 1920 by Shizo Kanaguri, who is known as the father of the Japanese marathon. Kanaguri, who was a Tokyo Koto Shihan school (Koshi) student, participated in the 1912 Stockholm Olympic Games marathon.

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