Keizo Yamada

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Keizo Yamada (山田 敬蔵, Yamada Keizō, born January 30, 1927) 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. He was born in Akita.


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