1000km Run & Ride to TOKYO

Guest Runners

Guest runners will be joining “Start Ceremony” in every morning and passing the Sash in the “Fureai runners section (children and people with disabilities can join this section)” together with participants.

GUEST RUNNER

Nobuharu Asahara

Nobuharu Asahara
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This year as well, I shall participate as an ambassador in the Road to Tomorrow 1000 km Relay to Tokyo.
I look forward to running with everybody and tie the baton. Please support many athletes. And everybody participates by all means, too, and let's run together! I look forward to meeting everybody.

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Athletic coach / sports commentator
Participated in Atlanta, Sydney, Athens Olympics
Silver medalist, 4×100m Relay Race, Athletics, Beijing Olympics

※August 7 (Wed)(planned)

GUEST RUNNER

Yuko Arimori

Yuko Arimori
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I am glad to participate in the 1000km Relay again, and would run with a thought to future in this year step by step.

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Former road athlete (Marathon)
Silver medalist, Barcelona Olympics
Bronze medalist, Atlanta Olympics

※July 26 (Fri) (planned)

GUEST RUNNER

Tsugiharu Ogiwara

Tsugiharu Ogiwara
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I would participate in the 1000km Relay to Tokyo.
Together in step with the runners and with our thoughts as one, I shall continue to pass on the “baton” this time as well. I hope I can help light up the Road to Tomorrow, from Tohoku to Tokyo. Let's run together!

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Former nordic combined skier
Participated in the Nagano Olympics

※August 5 (Mon)(planned)

GUEST RUNNER

Kazuhiko Kanno

Kazuhiko Kanno
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I participated in the event in two years ago. I had much power to all of you who strongly lived warmly in Tohoku. I run together and am glad in that I can pass "the baton" this year.

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Wheelchair rugby player
Participated in London Paralympics
Bronze medalist, Rio de Janeiro Paralympics

※July 24 (Wed)(planned)

GUEST RUNNER

Naoko Takahashi

Naoko Takahashi
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The 1000km Relay that began in 2013. Many people prayed for the revival from an earthquake disaster and have been participated. I believe in the coming wonderful future with reminds of the earthquake disaster and want to pass "the baton" and a bond with everybody this year.

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Former road athlete (Marathon)
Gold medalist, Sydney Olympics

※July 24(Wed),August 7(Wed)(planned)

GUEST RUNNER

Yuichi Takahashi

Yuichi Takahashi
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Let’s run together with our feelings as one and pass on the relay “baton” that connects the “Road to Tomorrow Circle of Reconstruction Support”, and feel the invigorating sweat streaming down.

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Triathlete / road athlete (Marathon)
Gold medalist, Marathon T11, Athens Paralympics
Participated in Beijing, London Paralympics

※August 5 (Mon) (planned)

GUEST RUNNER

Aki Taguchi

Aki Taguchi
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I am very happy to be able to participate in the 1000km Relay to Tokyo. I am not good at running sports and so I am a little anxious,
But I feel that I can do it together with everyone! I shall pass on the baton that is a symbol of the smiling faces and hopes of everyone, to the future!

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Former shooter
Participated in Athens, Beijing, London Paralympics

※July 30 (Tue)(planned)

GUEST RUNNER

Kotono Tanaka

Kotono Tanaka
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I am very happy to be able to participate in the 1000km Relay. Even though I am not good at running straight, I would deepen the ties with everybody and pass the baton of heatful smile and a hope while calling each other.

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Former gymnast / rhythmic gymnast
Participated in Beijing, London Olympics

※August 4 (Sun)(planned)

GUEST RUNNER

Kenta Chida

Kenta Chida
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I am very happy to be able to participate this year as well.
While feeling a wind of revival, I want to send the information of Tohoku as one of them who are born in Tohokku. I shall swell together by the power of sports in the best summer.

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Former fencer
Participated in Beijing Olympics
Silver medalist, Men's Foil Team, London Olympics

※August 3 (Sat)(planned)

GUEST RUNNER

Masako Chiba

Masako Chiba
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To the revival Olympic Games, and future, I could pass the baton of ther heart with everybody!

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Former road athlete (Long Distance).
Participated in Atlanta Olympics

※July 28 (Sun)(planned)

GUEST RUNNER

Naoki Tsukahara

Naoki Tsukahara
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The moment the relay runners start running, everyone’s thoughts and hopes will connect to the future (tomorrow) that lies 1000km ahead. I am honored to be one of them this time, and I would like to support everyone who is striving to overcome unforgettable events through the power of sports.

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Former track athlete (Short Distance).
Silver medalist, 4×100m Relay Race, Athletics, Beijing Olympics

※July 29 (Mon) (planned)

GUEST RUNNER

Mai Nakamura

Mai Nakamura
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I would join in the 1000km Relay again. I would connect the baton with the future with the various thought of everybody.

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Former competitive swimmer
Participated in Atlanta Olympics
Silver medalist, 100m backstroke, Sydney Olympics
Bronze medalist, 4×100m medley, Sydney Olympics

※August 2 (Fri)(planned)

GUEST RUNNER

Shinji Negi

Shinji Negi
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I will participate in the 1000km Relay to Tokyo consecutively in this year!
Every year, there is a lot of special encounters. A runner, a cyclist, a start goal celemony, the people whom it was participated in so far, everybody, supporting from the route, thought of, everybody, many staff, person concerned tie the "baton" clogged up to the goal!

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Former wheelchair basketball player
Participated in Sydney Paralympics

※August 6 (Tue),7 (Wed) (planned)

GUEST RUNNER

Miyuki Hatanaka

Miyuki Hatanaka
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In the past eight years, there still exist damage of earthquake. To remind the revival from the earthquake, power of sports is power of the revival. I want to pass "the baton" as hard as possible toward Tokyo 2020 with Tohoku thought.

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Former freestyle skier
Participated in Salt Lake City, Turin Olympics.

※July 27 (Sat)(planned)

GUEST RUNNER

Natsumi Hoshi

Natsumi Hoshi
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This is the second time to join the 1000km Relay. With the mind of revival, I would run and pass "the baton" clogged up with the thought of everybody.

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Former competitive swimmer
Participated in Beijing Olympics
Bronze medalist, 200m Butterfly, London and Rio de Janeiro Olympics

※July 25(Thu)(planned)

GUEST RUNNER

Megumi Mashiko

Megumi Mashiko
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I am glad to run the 1000km Relay at my hometown as a guest runner.
With everybody participated in, I want to pass the baton to one for a heart well.

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Former wheelchair basketball player
Participated in Atlanta, Athens, Beijing Paralympics
Bronze medalist, Sydney Paralympics

※August 2 (Fri)(planned)

GUEST RUNNER

Hiroshi Miura

Hiroshi Miura
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Road to Tomorrow 1000km Relay to Tokyo. We shall advance and run together hand in hand with the baton of the thought; restoration, revival, the present, the way to the future.

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Power lifter
Participated in London and Rio de Janeiro Paralympics

※July 27 (Sat)(planned)

GUEST RUNNER

Takeshi Mizuuchi

Takeshi Mizuuchi
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I will participate in the 1000km Relay to Tokyo consecutively for seven years in this year! This year too, I would like to communicate to everyone, that when people get together and cooperate they can do things they cannot do alone by themselves! Let's run together!

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Former professional soccer player

※July 31 (Wed)(planned)

GUEST RUNNER

Junichi Miyashita

Junichi Miyashita
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I would participate in the 1000km Relay to Tokyo as a guest runner.
I want to tie an important "baton" clogged up of the thought with everybody well till the last!

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Former competitive swimmer
Bronze medalist, 4×100m medley, Beijing Olympics

※August 6 (Tue)(planned)

GUEST RUNNER

Tomomi Morita

Tomomi Morita
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I would join in this event secondary to the last year. I will add my thought on the baton clogged up with much thought of many people. Let's run together with smile!

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Former competitive swimmer
Bronze medalist, 100m backstroke, Athens Olympics
Bronze medalist, 4×100m medley, Athens Olympics
Participated in Beijing Olympics

※August 1 (Thu)(planned)

GUEST RUNNER

Atsushi Yamamoto

Atsushi Yamamoto
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I would have jouined in the event three times. Every year, I enjoy running. I will tie a "baton" with many people! Let's deliver the everyone's thought from Aomori to Tokyo!

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Track and field athlete (long jump)
Silver medalist, long jump, Beijing Paralympics
Silver medalist, long jump, Rio de Janeiro Paralympics
Bronze medalist, 4×100m relay, Rio de Janeiro Paralympics

※August 7 (Wed)(planned)

GUEST RUNNER

Hiroshi Yamamoto

Hiroshi Yamamoto
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I invite the seventh to the 1000km Relay that started in 2013. Everybody goes to the same aim with the same feeling to run the whole distance at distance of 1000km, and it is important to advance step by step. I acquired a silver medal by the Athens Olympics by the Los Angeles Olympics in 2004 with a bronze medal and 20 years later in 1984, too. I think that it is the result that piled up one step of one step for 20 years. Now then, I aim at the gold medal for 20 years. Match power of everybody, and I repeat one step of one step, and let's aim at the goal this year.

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Tokyo Sports Association president
Archer
Bronze medalist, Los Angeles Olympics
Silver medalist, Atene Olympics

※July 30(Tue)(planned)