Cycling hill climb race on Mt. Fuji
NHK -- Jun 13
Cyclists from around the world have competed in the Mount Fuji Hill Climb, considered Japan's toughest climbing race.

A record 8,031 riders took part in the annual event on Sunday.

They started from a park at the foot of Mount Fuji in Yamanashi Prefecture, cycling on a toll road that runs halfway up the 3,776-meter mountain.

The 24-kilometer course ends at the 5th station of Mount Fuji, where the elevation difference is about 1,300 meters.

The top male cyclist reached the finish line in a record 58 minutes and 31 seconds. The female winner finished with a time of 1 hour, 12 minutes and 51 seconds.

富士山の山梨県側のふもとから5合目までを自転車で駆け上がるレースが、12日に開か­れ、およそ8000人がタイムを競いました。 このレースは富士山の山梨県側のふもとと標高2300メートルほどの5合目までを自転­車で駆け上がるレースです。
News source: NHK
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