Asics rolls out Ekiden virtual marathon team challenge

Hakone Ekiden on January 2, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun/The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)

Japanese sportswear company Asics has launched a virtual marathon that will let teams of up to six runners participate from anywhere in the world.

The Asics World Ekiden 2020 is a free virtual relay marathon split into six legs, including three legs of 5km, two of 10km and one of 7.2km. Once all the legs have been completed, teams will have finished a full 42.2km marathon.

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