Hiromi Taniguchi

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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
1986 Asian Games Seoul, South Korea 2nd 2:10:08
1987 London Marathon London, United Kingdom 1st 2:09:50
Tokyo Marathon Tokyo, Japan 1st 2:10:06
1988 Beijing Marathon Beijing, PR China 2nd 2:07:40
1989 Tokyo 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 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 1st 2:14:57
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 8th 2:14:42
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 19th 2:17.26

External links[edit]

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