Talento Hazama Kanpei (61) is scheduled to finish his earth Marathon on January 21, it was announced yesterday. The Yoshimoto Kogyo comedian has spent the last three years running and sailing around the world, continuing even when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer along the way.
Now on Day 720, he has covered about 38,600 km so far and is currently running across China. He will sail from Qingdao to Fukuoka, where he is expected to set foot on Japanese soil on January 4. He will then run the remaining 650km or so to the Osaka Castle Hall, where he will cross the finish line in a special event. Tickets for the event are free and will be distributed from tomorrow morning by the Yoshimoto ticket agency.
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