Hiromi Taniguchi

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Hiromi Taniguchi
Medal record

Hiromi Taniguchi (谷口 浩美, Taniguchi Hiromi, born April 5, 1960) is a former Japanese long-distance runner, best known from winning the gold medal in the marathon at the 1991 World Championships in Athletics in Tokyo. The favourite to win the race, Olympic champion Gelindo Bordin, only finished eighth. The marathon was run under extremely adverse conditions of heat and humidity, which are reflected in the slow winning time of 2:14:57h. Taniguchi is the only male Japanese runner ever to have won a gold medal at World Championships.

Taniguchi also won the Beppu-Ōita Marathon in 1985 and the London Marathon in 1987.


  • All results regarding marathon, unless stated otherwise
Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Japan
1985 Beppu-Ōita Marathon Beppu-Ōita, Japan 1st 2:13:16
Fukuoka Marathon Fukuoka, Japan 2nd 2:10:01
1986 Tokyo International Marathon Tokyo, Japan 7th 2:11:42
Asian Games Seoul, South Korea 2nd 2:10:08
1987 London Marathon London, United Kingdom 1st 2:09:50
Tokyo International Marathon Tokyo, Japan 1st 2:10:06
Fukuoka Marathon Fukuoka, Japan 6th 2:12:14
1988 Tokyo International Marathon Tokyo, Japan 9th 2:13:16
Beijing Marathon Beijing, PR China 2nd 2:07:40
1989 Tokyo International Marathon Tokyo, Japan 1st 2:09:34
Hokkaido Marathon Sapporo, Japan 1st 2:13:16
1990 Rotterdam Marathon Rotterdam, Netherlands 1st 2:10:56
1991 Tokyo International Marathon Tokyo, Japan 9th 2:11:55
World Championships Tokyo, Japan 1st 2:14:57
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 8th 2:14:42
1993 Boston Marathon Boston, United States 4th 2:11:02
1994 Rotterdam Marathon Rotterdam, Netherlands 4th 2:10:46
1995 Lake Biwa Marathon Ōtsu, Japan 4th 2:11:51
Fukuoka Marathon Fukuoka, Japan 7th 2:10:42
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 19th 2:17.26
1997 Tokyo International Marathon Tokyo, Japan 4th 2:11:26

External links[edit]

  • Hiromi Taniguchi at World Athletics
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Hiromi Taniguchi". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2009-12-14.