馬拉松路上的100個著名地標 1. 大阪心齋橋固力果 (with English following)

Glico

1. 大阪心齋橋固力果

似乎跑友對大阪馬的興趣不減,今天介紹的是大阪心齋橋著名地標——固力果(大約18km),連跑友都要停下拍照。

但大家又知不知道,固力果奔跑男的主角,是日本馬拉松之父金栗四三?箱根駅伝和福岡馬拉松,就是由金栗先生創辦,他對日本馬拉松的發展功不可沒。

據說,固力果跑者商標亦是源自早期生產的焦糖糖果,該糖果擁有15.4千卡,剛好是足夠跑步300米的能量(以身高165厘米,體重55公斤的人計算)。

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【100 Great Landmarks along Marathon Route】

1. Glico Man, Shinsaibashi, Osaka

Glico Man installed in 1935, the giant neon athlete on a blue track is a symbol of Glico candy(a famous brand). Runner also stopped and took photo.

Giico Man, actually is Shisou Kanaguri, the father of Marathon in Japan. He is the founder of Fukuoka Marathon & Hakone Ekiden. (Tokyo-Hakone Round-Trip College Ekiden Race). Promote Marathon sport in Japan was his life time passion.

It is claimed that the energy of original Glico candy in 1930s is enough for a man(165cm, 55kg) to run 300M. That’s why they adopted the logo of running man as the brand symbol.

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