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Race news Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon

19 January 2022, 4pm

Shuho Dairokuno and Tsubasa Ichiyama will run

Beppu Oita Marathon announces strong elite field

by Brett Larner

Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon
Sun 6 February 2022

While other races have started cancelling as Japan’s COVID-19 numbers climb again, the Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon is set to return this year on 6 February, announcing its elite field on 14 January.

The front end is heavily dominated by runners who were part of the Miracle at Lake Biwa last year, Shuho Dairokuno (Asahi Kasei) and Tsubasa Ichiyama (Komori Corp.) leading the way at 2:07:12 and 2:07:41 from that race. Four others on the list have run 2:08 recently,

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