The Tokyo Marathon on February 26th, 2017 was my fifth marathon, but the hardest so far! I had a niggling leg injury in the weeks leading up to the marathon, which impacted on the crucial last few weeks of training.
I lined up at the start line unsure if I would be able to finish within the cut-off time, and ended up walking most of the last 9 miles to finish in 5:27:09 – my worst time to date, but I definitely earned that medal!
Tokyo was an amazing place to visit and the marathon was incredibly well organised. Now I just have to decide which one to do next..!