Runners crowd through the gates as the race starts
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Race to be Japan's 'luckiest man'

Thousands of runners have taken part in an annual race through a shrine in Japan to earn the title of "Lucky Man," which is said to bestow good fortune on the winner.

Thousands of runners have taken part in an annual race through a shrine in Japan to earn the title of "Lucky Man", which is said to bestow good fortune on the winner.

The race is part of an annual festival at the Nishinomiya Shrine in Japan's Hyogo prefecture.

  • 10 Jan
  • From the section Asia