Osaka Marathon 2014 In late 2013, Michael set his sight on running in the 2014 Nara Marathon (Dec 14th). As a warm-up to this event, he also applied to run in the Osaka Marathon's 8.8k Challenge Run. Over 150,000 people applied for the two races, but only 30,000 are chosen (28,000 for the full marathon and 2,000 for the Challenge Run). Luckily, he was one of the "chosen few." Although the distance was short, Michael thoroughly enjoyed his race experience. Chris and Luke joined him along the race route to cheer him on.
The night before the race Michael has all of his gear ready to go