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TOKIO’s Kokubun reaches marathon goal and might be close to reaching life goal

08:00 JST February 28, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Three months and 320 kilometres of running training later, TOKIO’s Taichi Kokubun (36) finished his 42.2 km Tokyo marathon run on February 27 and even revealed he might be close to achieving a marriage goal, reports Sponichi Annex, Sports Hochi, and Sankei Sports.

Earlier in the year, Kokubun had said he would shave his hair off if he was not able to finish the marathon.  The Johnny’s talent finished his run in 4 hours 30 minutes and 41 seconds, escaping hair loss, but a little under his personal four hour goal.

“I was really happy that so many people turned up to cheer me on.  If I get another chance to do this, I want to do it again,” he said.

It has been reported a fan watching the marathon from the sidewalk had made a banner saying, “I don’t want to see you as a skinhead”.

“I imagine I would’ve looked so sad trying to headbang (during concerts) without any hair,” Kokubun said.

It has been reported when the press approached Kokubun after passing the marathon goal whether he was close to reaching a marriage goal with his girlfriend, the pop star answered enthusiastically.

“Sounds good!  I’ll think about it,” he said.

TOKIO team mate Tatsuya Yamaguchi (39) made a surprise appearance during Kokubun’s run to cheer him on while Shonentai’s Noriyuki Higashiyama had left him an encouraging voicemail message on his phone the night before.

More than 36,000 runners took part in this year’s Tokyo Marathon.

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  1. Eri-chan
    22:00 JST February 28, 2011 at 10:00 PM

    Yahhhhh~!!! XDDD
    Glad that he finish all the way~ I even can’t imagine how he will be like without any hair~!!! lol~
    Marriage??? FINALLY~!!! XDDDD Waiting for an exact date~!!! XDD
    *winks to “someone” still lonely at “their” 40s!!!* Hayaku~!!! >__<

    Yamaguchi-san ♥♥♥♥♥~!!! Nigashiyama-san ♥♥♥♥♥~!!! <3333

    Thanks a lot for the news~!!! ^^

    • 14:17 JST March 1, 2011 at 2:17 PM


      you’re welcome!

      Actually, I can imagine Kokubun as a skinhead because I remember him wearing a skinheard wig once on TV…don’t think I’d get used to it though! phew…

      I wish all the happiness he deserves 😀

      Momo xoxo

  2. SKY
    00:05 JST March 1, 2011 at 12:05 AM

    This is so cute ❤
    And I just wanna say that I LOVE YOU for translating TOKIO news! XD
    I really appreciate it… Thank you~<3

    • 14:18 JST March 1, 2011 at 2:18 PM


      Thank you for reading the TOKIO news!!

      Momo xoxo

  1. 00:08 JST March 1, 2011 at 12:08 AM

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