At Samurai Sports Japan, we have viewers and participants from all over the world. One thing that unites us all is an interest or passion to compete (or just complete!) in Japan. Whether you're a weekend runner, a die-hard cyclist, or an age group triathlete, many of you are curious about the potential of combining a vacation with participation in a sporting event. In Travelers, we we ask a few questions to the men and women who have traveled the seas, crossed the finish line, and explored Japan.
How would you introduce yourself?
Joel W., Singaporean who loves fitness, food, and fun. I am an ordinary man who changed my life through fitness and I spread the joy of fitness as a fitness instructor and charity runner for Make a Wish Singapore. (Click here to find out more about the cause Joel runs for).
Which race did you come to Japan for and why did you pick that race?
I ran the 2016 Tokyo Marathon. It started as a ballot dare among my charity running teammates and somehow, I was the only one who actually scored an entry!
Was it your first time in Japan and how long did you stay?
No, it was my second time in Japan but the first time was a business trip so I didn't get to enjoy Japan the way I wanted to. I stayed in the Tokyo area for 7 days.
Tell us about the highlight (or two) of your trip.
The race organization was flawless. From race pack collection and the expo layout to the finish line where an awesome volunteer retrieved my bags right away.
What did you find challenging about your time in Japan?
Honestly, there're nothing about Japan that I didn't love.
Think your racecation is worthy of a mention? Tell us about how you would answer the questions above and give us a holler at firstname.lastname@example.org.