KANAGAWA (TR) – The discovery of a male corpse along a marathon route in the town of Oiso on Sunday temporarily delayed the start of the event, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Dec. 6).
According to the Oiso Police Station, an officer found the body inside a passenger vehicle parked along the Seisho Bypass during an inspection of the course for the Shonan International Marathon at 8:20 a.m.
Since hydrogen sulphide was detected inside the vehicle, police are treating the case as a suicide.
The start of the event was delayed in order to remove the vehicle from the lot.
The event included a full marathon and a 10-kilometer race for approximately 23,800 male and female runners.