BLT 193, country 15 complete at the Tokyo Marathon in Tokyo, Japan. A 4:07 finish on a cold and rainy day on a relatively flat, but crowded course here in Tokyo. Very well supported road race through the more central special wards of Shinjuku, Chiyoda, Taito, Sumida, Koto, Chuo, and Minato Cities. Tokyo, it should be understood, is more properly known as Tokyo Metropolis, a city comprised of 23 separate, autonomous special wards referred to somewhat confusingly as cities in English. Think boroughs in London or New York. Fun fact: The Tokyo Marathon used to be two marathons: The Tokyo-New York Friendship International Marathon and the Tokyo International Marathon. They were both run in 1981, and after it was determined the city could not support both races they made it biennial. The Friendship International Marathon was to be run on odd years, and the Tokyo International Marathon was to be run on even years. The races were combined in 2007 under the new Tokyo Marathon banner.