Steve Jobs Fan Runs Apple-Shaped 13 Mile Route In Tokyo (Photo)

Written by Michael Lambarde on Aug. 28, 2011

One Steve Jobs fan in Tokyo is really a big supporter of the former Apple CEO, who resigned earlier this week. A Tokyo-based digital media producer, Joseph Tame, showed his admiration for Jobs by running over 13 miles, or half a marathon, in the shape of Apple’s corporate logo on Saturday.

Tame used the Runkeeper application on his iPhone to keep track of his route through GPS and thus create the apple logo. The app is also available through Android, but being such a big supporter of Apple, he of course used the iPhone OS operating system.

(story continues below)

“Having a[n] iPhone really has changed my life here in Tokyo,” the Apple fanatic, who also lost over 1,700 calories during the run, said on his website. “It means I can go anywhere without getting lost, I have all my data with me at all times, I’m potentially in touch with thousands of friends and family members around the world at all times, and I have access to any information I might need to do what I need to do.”

He added, “It’s for this that I’d like to personally show my appreciation to Steve for his vision and leadership, which has made a direct positive impact upon my life. His work has also served to revolutionise the mobile phone industry, something that was desperately needed here more than anywhere. I’d like to wish Steve all the best, and hope that his health improves fast now he’s able to focus more on getting well again.”


  • Thanks for featuring my run. Nice bit of editing there with the picture!