Yes, you read it right the first time. A robot marathon! Cool! And where else could it be based, but my home-from-home in Osaka, Japan...
...there's not a huge amount more you can add to that is there?
In case you can't be arsed to click "Play" and be entertained with 1:06 of YouTube wackiness, this will be the world's first Robot Marathon and consist of 4 androids doing 422 laps of the 100metre track in order to reach the 42km goal, a feat that should take 4-days and thus coincide with the start of this year's Tokyo Marathon on Sunday 27th.
Personally, I fancy the tall blue sleek one with "I Love Osaka" emblazoned across his "chest".
Just another reason to love Japan! And at least at 4-day pace, its nice to know there's someone out there doing their first marathon slower than me this year.