Keizo Yamada

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Keizo Yamada (山田 敬蔵 Yamada Keizō?, born November 30, 1927 in Akita) is a retired long-distance runner from Japan, who won the 1956 edition of the Fukuoka Marathon, clocking 2:25:15 on December 9, 1956. He represented his native country at the 1952 Summer Olympics, finishing in 26th place (2:38:11) and won the 1953 Boston Marathon. He retired on July 18, 2009.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Japan
1952 Olympic Games Helsinki, Finland 26th Marathon 2:38:11.2
1953 Boston Marathon Boston, United States 1st Marathon 2:18:51
1956 Fukuoka Marathon Fukuoka, Japan 1st Marathon 2:25:15