He was lucky to be choosen twice in four tries to run the Tokyo Marathon

The Tokyo Marathon has more than 320,000 applicants each year. And of those applications, only 35,000 are selected to participate in the race. That means, each year nearly 300,000 applicants are left disappointed. The Feb. 25, 2018 version of the marathon is no different. Hundreds of thousands of runners will be sitting at home, while the lucky few get to run through Tokyo. But 49-year-old Kiochiro Sakaki won’t be sitting at home. He was one of the lucky ones that was chosen to run – again. Sakaki was lucky enough to be chosen to run in 2009 and now again in 2018. So, with roughly 1 in 10 odds of being selected, Sakaki has been chosen twice in four tries.

posted Friday February 16th