Morio Shigematsu

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Morio Shigematsu (重松 森雄 Shigematsu Morio?, born 1940) is a former Japanese long-distance runner.

On June 12, 1965, Shigematsu set a world's best in the marathon with a time of 2:12:00 at the Polytechnic Marathon. Less than two months earlier, he had set a course record at the 1965 Boston Marathon (2:16:33).


  • All results regarding marathon, unless stated otherwise
Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Japan
1965 Boston Marathon Boston, United States 1st 2:16:33

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Preceded by
Ethiopia Abebe Bikila
Men's Marathon World Record Holder
June 12, 1965 – December 3, 1967
Succeeded by
Australia Derek Clayton
Sporting positions
Preceded by
United Kingdom Basil Heatley
Men's Polytechnic Marathon winner
Succeeded by
United Kingdom Graham Taylor