The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has confirmed marathon races at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will remain in the city.
Race walks and the women's marathon at next year's Olympic Games in Tokyo have been rescheduled, after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) moved the events from the Japanese capital to Sapporo.
Tokyo Governor calls for Olympic races to remain in capital and criticises "unprecedented" IOC decision
Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike reiterated her desire to keep Olympic marathon and race walk events in the Japanese capital during a lengthy rebuke of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for their decision to move the competitions to Sapporo.
Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike has expressed surprise at the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) "abrupt" announcement that the marathon and race walk events for next year's Olympic Games would be moved from the Japanese capital to Sapporo.
The Olympic marathon and race walking events for next year's Olympic Games have been moved from Tokyo to Sapporo, it has been announced today.
Shogo Nakamura and Honami Maeda won the men's and women's races respectively at the Tokyo 2020 marathon test event.
The first Marathon Grand Championship (MGC) starts tomorrow, with the incentive of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games spots up for grabs.