Only 3 weeks left until Saitama International Marathon, which will be held on Sunday 12th November 2017 in the northern outskirts of Tokyo. Though it has a short history (since 2015) and is relatively unknown, Saitama International Marathon is one of the few IAAF Silver Label Road Race in Japan and attracts many athlete from the world including elite female marathoners.
Official Homepage https://saitama-international-marathon.jp/en/
This year, I am running the race for the third time. As a resident of Saitama city (20 miles north of Tokyo) I have the privilege of training in the actual marathon course. You can find the photos of the course in my blogpost:
The course: https://tomo.run/saitama-international-course
My training is going well so far - I ran a full marathon in September and completed Chicago Marathon a fortnight ago. This weekend I am suppose to go for a 20-mile run but the weather is not on my side. Need pull out my water-proof running gears.