October 31, 2011
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Amino-Value Used as the Official Drink of the Osaka Marathon 2011
Otsuka Pharmaceutical is Now Supporting Two of Japan's Largest Civic Marathons
Amidst an Unprecedented Boom in Popularity in Japan
Tokyo, Japan- Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan; President: Taro Iwamoto) announced today that its branched chain amino acid (BCAA) beverage BODY PROTECT Amino-Value was used as the official drink of the first-ever Osaka Marathon held on October 30, 2011. Marathon volunteers and Otsuka Pharmaceutical employees handed out some 400,000 paper cups worth of Amino Value at water stations along the marathon route, providing the nearly 30,000 runners who completed the course with hydration and nutritional support. With its sponsorship of the previous five Tokyo Marathons since 2007, Otsuka Pharmaceutical now provides support to two of Japan's largest civic marathons, in addition to other marathon events.
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