Marathon Symposium was held on Friday afternoon
The first marathon symposium at the Tokyo Marathon was held on Friday afternoon. In the second part of the symposium, the gathered audience heard experts’ opinions from Mark Milde of Berlin Marathon, Richard Finn of New York City Marathon and Glenn Latimer of London Marathon (he is also Secretary General of World Marathon Majors) and Sean Wallace-Jones of the IAAF.
Three of the five World Marathon Major were represented in the Symposium. The audience heard about the inside view of Berlin, New York and London Marathons. The future of their races as well as the marathon itself was discussed during the panel discussion. At the end of the panel discussion, the panel answered the questions from the audience. For example, the panel of experts gave advises to those involved in the newly inaugurated mass marathons in Japan.