Congratulations to all 610 runners that took on and completed the second Bloomberg Square Mile Relay in Tokyo - check out the full results here.
Over 60 teams from Tokyo’s biggest business took to the start line but it was Barclays that took the title, completing their 10 laps of the one-mile course in a time of 53:22 to lift the coveted trophy and become the ‘fastest firm in the city’!
Competing fiercely for top spot were SMBC Nikko and Bloomberg Speed Team coming in just behind Barclays in a time of 54:23 and 55:16 respectively. Individually, the fastest runner Yosuke Fukushina completed the 1.6km route in an incredible time of 4:31. International Christian University Wolves was the winner of the Fastest Mixed Team award, with a time of 1:03:42.
Make sure you register your interest if you would like to take part in the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay Tokyo 2019.
Runners will race each other for position as they navigate tight turns and sharp bends on a unique one-mile (1.6km) route, synonymous with the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay. The Tokyo skyline will provide a dramatic backdrop to a route that will not only challenge returning runners on the start line, but also offers a unique, fun and exciting race for first-time participants.
This year, after a decade of expansion, we're proud to introduce The Extra Mile: a chance to make an impact way beyond the finish line and contribute to philanthropy in a bigger, better way.
The Extra Mile addresses a unique social challenge in each city, giving runners and spectators alike the opportunity to make a meaningful and actionable difference to healthcare, education, arts or the environment of their communities, all through using the power of sport.
In Tokyo, The Extra Mile has teamed up with renowned sport-for-development organisation Coaches Across Continents and local charity United Sports Foundation to harness the power of sport to address a key challenge truly unique to the city.
Find out more about The Extra Mile in Tokyo here.