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1st round of applications for Tokyo Olympics torch relay opens
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1st round of applications for Tokyo Olympics torch relay opens
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Tokyo, June 17 (TIWN) Recruitment of torch relay runners for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics opened on Monday for people of all genders and nationalities.

About 10,000 torchbearers will run roughly 200 meters each in the Japan leg of the relay, which will pass through all 47 prefectures of the country and feature major landmarks including World Heritage sites and areas devastated by recent natural disasters such as the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.  In addition to individual applications, the company also started soliciting groups of up to 10 people to participate in the relay together. The "group runners" will be selected based on videos uploaded by applicants to Twitter, in which they are asked to film themselves carrying out one of 33 challenges listed by the company.

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