Kenji Kimihara

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Kenji Kimihara
Kenji Kimihara 1964.jpg
Kenji Kimihara at the 1964 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1941-03-20) March 20, 1941 (age 74)[1]
Kitakyūshū, Fukuoka, Japan
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 58 kg (128 lb)
Sport
Sport Long-distance running

Kenji Kimihara (君原 健二 Kimihara Kenji?, born March 20, 1941) is a retired Japanese long-distance runner. He competed in the marathon at the 1964, 1968 and 1972 Olympics and finished in eighth, second and fifth place, respectively.[1] He won two gold medals in the marathon at the Asian Games in 1966 and 1970, and won the Boston Marathon in 1966.

He was very successful on the Japanese road racing circuit, winning the Tokyo International Marathon and Lake Biwa Marathon in both 1963 and 1964, and registering four wins at the Beppu-Ōita Marathon between 1967 and 1973.

Achievements[edit]

  • All results regarding marathon, unless stated otherwise
Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Japan
1963 Lake Biwa Marathon Ōtsu, Japan 1st 2:20:24
1964 Lake Biwa Marathon Ōtsu, Japan 1st 2:17:11
1966 Boston Marathon Boston, United States 1st 2:17:11
1967 Beppu-Ōita Marathon Beppu-Ōita, Japan 1st 2:13:34
1970 Beppu-Ōita Marathon Beppu-Ōita, Japan 1st 2:17:12
1971 Beppu-Ōita Marathon Beppu-Ōita, Japan 1st 2:16:52
1973 Beppu-Ōita Marathon Beppu-Ōita, Japan 1st 2:14:56

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kenji Kimihara. sports-reference.com