‘This 66-Year-Old Paralympian, Who Broke 3:30 in the Marathon in Tokyo, Is Ready for New Goals’ – The Foreigners magazine In tokyo
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‘This 66-Year-Old Paralympian, Who Broke 3:30 in the Marathon in Tokyo, Is Ready for New Goals’

Written by on November 7, 2021


With just over a month to go until its final edition, on Nov. 1 the organizers of the Fukuoka International Marathon held a press conference to announce its last elite field. For the second year in a row it’s domestic-only, headlined by Kyohei Hosoya  (Kurosaki Harima), 2:06:35 at the final Lake Biwa Marathon this past spring, Ryu Takaku  (Yaklut), 2:06:45 in Tokyo last year, and Daisuke Uekado (Otsuka Seiyaku), 2:06:54 in Tokyo just behind Takaku.  Out of a total field of 124, along with the 3 sub-2:07 guys there are 11 sub-2:08, 18 sub-2:09, 25 sub-2:10 and many more at the sub-2:11 and sub-2:12 levels. It’s an even bigger front end than was on the entry list at the record-breaking final Lake Biwa Marathon earlier this year, and for a domestic field it’s one worthy of sending off Fukuoka’s 75-year history. Last year’s winner  Yuya Yoshida  (GMO), who was scheduled to run October’s Tokyo Marathon before it was postponed until March, is absent.  With Japan s

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