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?
I'm a very lucky girl. Mum of 3 gorgeous kids and happily married to the kindest man in the world. I've spent most of my adult life in Sydney but now I spend my days playing, running and enjoying my life in Singapore.
Which race did you come to Japan for and why did you pick that race?
I chose to run the Nagoya Women's marathon because I really enjoy running "all women" races and the Tiffany medal was a bonus.
Was it your first time in Japan and how long did you stay?
This was my 1st visit to Japan so I wanted to make the most of it. I spent 3 days in Nagoya and 5 in Tokyo.
Tell us about the highlight (or two) of your trip.
The highlights of my trip were the marathon experience but also the food. I try to schedule a race or two when I travel overseas. I love experiencing the race culture in different countries, the expos and the local people. Another bonus when traveling is trying all the amazing foods. We did a cycle food tour in Tokyo.
What did you find challenging about your time in Japan?
The only problem I found on my holiday was the lack of English. I struggled quite a bit trying to communicate with the locals but it wasn't for lack of trying on both sides.
Tell us about a fitness or sports-related item/gear/equipment that you love.
I've traveled a few times chasing Nike racing tops. My collection includes Sydney, Melbourne, Kuala Lumpur, Paris, Milan, Singapore and now Nagoya.
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