Sakura's Long Marathon Race
Season 1, Episode 21
Episode 21
Air date September 15, 1998
Cards Captured The Loop
Episode guide
Transfer Student vs. Sakura
Sakura and Her Kind Father

Sakura's Long Marathon Race (さくらのながーいマラソン大会, Sakura no Nagai Marason Taikai) is the 21st episode of the first series of Cardcaptor Sakura. The Cardcaptors title for this episode is "The Long Marathon".


During a school race, Meiling is determined to win with Syaoran, in their usual "One-Two Finish" they were known for in their previous school. During the race, both Syaoran and Sakura take off at top speed after seeing that Yukito is watching. As they run, the Loop card causes traps Sakura and Syaoran, causing them to run in circles. After they realize what has happened, Sakura is able to use the Sword card to cut the loop. Syaoran carries Meiling, who hurt her ankle, the rest of the way to the finish line, joined by Sakura.

Featured Cards


  • Sakura: Meiling, you're good at running marathons?
  • Meiling: Am I good? Who do you think you're asking? You will be crying all the way as you run behind me the whole race!
  • Sakura: Why would I be crying?
  • Meiling: You'll be crying from frustration.


  • During the first few minutes of the marathon race, a short version of Catch You Catch Me is heard playing in the background.


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