Mt. Fuji & a Half-Marathon: Could there be a Better Backdrop? (PHOTOS)

Mt. Fuji Half-Marathon Shots - AkihabaraNews.com

Amazing Place to Be a Runner
An AkihabaraNews editor (definitely not Reno) recently participated in the Fuji Susono Half Marathon, held in Susono, Shizuoka Prefecture, southwest of the Tokyo Metro Area - about 70 miles (112 km) from Shinjuku Station (MAP).

Susono itself is situated just southeast of Mt. Fuji, and as you can see in the photos here and below, it was an amazing day and a fantastic location for a race.

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For Those Who Run
Not all AkihabaraNews editors would subject themselves to running a half-marathon (or even...running. At all. Reno.), but for our one brave marathoner who took this excursion, all reports are that it was well worth it. 
In fact, what better backdrop could one possibly want?

Take a look at all the great shots below, followed by a few from the drive home: sunset over a small rice field and Mt. Fuji.

Japan, FTW.

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