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September 15, 2019 (Sunday)-Japan national team will be decided on this day. Tokyo Olympic Marathon Japan national team selection race “Marathon Grand Championship (MGC)” national anthem singer, Kobukuro’s Kentaro Ogura has been decided!

Japan Association of Athletics Federations September 15, 2019 (Sunday)-Japan national team will be decided on this day. Tokyo Olympic Marathon Japan national team selection race “Marathon Grand Championship (MGC)” national anthem singer, Kobukuro’s Kentaro Ogura has been decided! …………………………………………………………………………………………… This time, Kentaro Ogura of Kobukuro has been selected as the national anthem singer of the Marathon Grand Championship (MGC) for the Tokyo Olympic Marathon representative team held on Sunday, September 15, 2019.
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Kobukuro made his major debut with “YELL / Bell” in March 2001, and in 2014 released “Now blooming flowers” ​​as a broadcast theme song for the NHK Sochi Olympics and Paralympics. Mr. Ogura completed the first marathon in 2012 and is still a runner. The national anthem will be sung at the opening ceremony in front of the start / finish line of Meiji Jingu Gaien Icho Namiki, where the decisive battle following the Tokyo Olympics will be cut. The “Marathon Grand Championship” starts and ends at Meiji Jingu Gaien Ginkgo Namiki, and is a 42.195km course that faces Tokyo’s famous places such as the Imperial Palace, Kaminarimon, and Tokyo Tower. 31 boys and 12 girls participated. Each run will aim for a ticket for the Tokyo Olympic marathon Japan representative with two slots.
◆ Kentaro Obata Profile Kentaro Ogura was born on March 13, 1977. Born in Miyazaki Prefecture. Formed Kobukuro in September 1998 through street live activities with Shunsuke Kuroda. In March 2001, she made her major debut with “YELL-Bell”. The 2006 best album “ALL SINGLESBEST” sold 3.5 million copies. In 2007, “Sakai” won the 49th Japan Record Award. 2014 NHK Sochi Olympics Paralympic broadcast theme song “Now blooming flowers” ​​is released. On September 8, 2018, the 20th anniversary of the formation was celebrated, and in December the first complete best “ALL TIME BEST 1998-2018”, which was the culmination, won the first place in the Oricon Chart. The representative songs are “Better together forever”, “Flowers that only bloom here”, “Cherry blossoms”, “Samurai”, “Meteor”, “Future”. In 2012, he completed his first full marathon at the Osaka Marathon. Participated in the Osaka Marathon as an Osaka Marathon Ambassador. The personal best is 3 hours 40 minutes 26 seconds. Produced official theme song to commemorate the upcoming Osaka Marathon in 2019. To be announced in the fall.
◆ Marathon Grand Championship (abbreviation: MGC) Kane Tokyo 2020 Olympics Japan National Team Selection Competition The 103rd Japan Athletics Championships Official site: http://www.mgc42195.jp/ Organizer / Supervision: Federation of Japan Athletics Federation Co-organizer: Asahi Shimbun, Sankei Shimbun, Chunichi Shimbun, Mainichi Shimbun, Yomiuri Shimbun Support: Tokyo, Minato Ward, Shibuya Ward, Shinjuku Ward, Chiyoda Ward, Bunkyo Ward, Chuo Ward, Taito Ward Management cooperation: Tokyo Athletics Association, Tokyo Marathon Foundation Special sponsor: Tokyo Subway Co., Ltd. Sponsors: DIP Corporation, Shiseido Co., Ltd., ASICS Japan Co., Ltd., SUBARU Inc. Cooperation: Kinki Nippon Tourist Corporate Business, Shimizu Oct Event: Marathon (Men / Women) Date and time: Sunday, September 15, 2019 8:50 Start of men’s marathon 9:10 Women’s marathon starts Television broadcast: (Men) TBS TV affiliated nationwide network 8: 00-11: 24 (Women) NHK General 8: 00-11: 54 Radio broadcast: (Men) TBS Radio 8: 30-11: 55 (Women) NHK Radio 1 8: 55-12: 00 Course: Meiji Jingu Gaien departure and arrival (Japan Athletics Federation official recognition course) Meiji Jingu Gaien Ginkgo Row of Trees-Yotsuya-Suidobashi-Jimbocho-Kanda-Nihonbashi-Asakusa Kaminarimon-Ginza-Shimbashi-Shiba Park-Nihonbashi-Jimbocho-Nietahashi-Meiji Jingu Gaien Ginkgo Row of Trees Competition Rules: According to the International Athletic Federation (IAAF) and the Japan Athletic Federation Federation Rules and Rules.


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