Tsuyoshi Kusanagi finishes 100 km marathon for Tamori
As part of the TV special “FNS27時間テレビ(FNS 27-hour TV)”, hosted by TV host Tamori, Kusanagi took part in the 100 km marathon. The Johnny’s talent became friends with Tamori after becoming a regular on his TV show “笑っていいとも！(Waratte Iitomo!)”.
“I will run this for Tamori,” Kusanagi said.
It has been reported Kusanagi set off from the TV station’s headquarters in Odaiba, Tokyo, at 7pm on July 21, jogged to Saitama prefecture before turning back to the TV station, and made it back just after 8pm on July 22. Kusanagi had started getting some knee pain around the halfway point and had spent most of the second half of the marathon almost walking. Towards the end, his SMAP team mates Takuya Kimura and Goro Inagaki ran along with him.
It has been reported after completing the run, Kusanagi hugged Tamori twice.
“Around the 96 km mark, my [leg] muscles had had it. I was on the brink of giving up, but I gave it one more go because I wanted to do this for you Tamori, even if it meant finishing with a pulled muscle,” he said.
“I thought you weren’t going to make it, but you did a great job to the end,” Tamori said.