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Tokyo Runner Makes 13-Mile Apple Logo

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Aug. 28, 2011
  • Updated Aug. 29, 2011 at 10:31 AM UTC
One tech savvy runner ran the shape of the Apple logo in Tokyo to say thank you to outgoing CEO Steve Jobs. Photo: CNET

He did it to thank retiring CEO, Steve Jobs.

One tech savvy runner ran the shape of the Apple logo in Tokyo to say thank you to outgoing CEO Steve Jobs. Photo: CNET

For many techies, the recent news of Apple CEO Steve Jobs has brought forth emails and blog postings of thanks for his contributions to the computing world. For Tokyo-based runner Joseph Tame, the news evoked a different response–one in the shape of a 13-mile-long Apple logo.

Using two iPhones and his trusty legs, Tame mapped the equivalent of a digital heart for Jobs. He completed the 13.1-mile half marathon in two hours.

Tame used an app called “Runkeeper” to track his path, which took him through the center of Tokyo. His phone automatically drew the logo as he ran. Tame started his journey of thanks at the Imperial Palace. It then winds through Roppongi, and weaves around Shinjuku to Kagurazaka.

Tame has been in the news before. Using a strange contraption that he calls “iRun”, he has mapped out other pictures in Tokyo, including a Hello Kitty, a nine-mile Twitter bird, and an elephant.

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at Competitor.com and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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