Kyoto Marathon

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Kyoto Marathon
Kyoto Marathon logo, 2017.jpg
Date Third Sunday in February
Location Kyoto, Japan
Event type Road
Distance Marathon
Established 2012
Official site www.kyoto-marathon.com

The Kyoto Marathon (京都マラソン, Kyōto Marason) is an annual marathon sporting event for men and women over the classic distance of 42.195 kilometres which is held in mid February in Kyoto, Japan. The course starts at Nishikyogoku Athletic Stadium and pass through Kyoto Botanical Gardens and the right bank of Kamo river and finishes near Heian Jingu. It was one of the top ten most expensive of the world's biggest marathons by entry cost in 2015.[1]

An event with the same name was held from 1969 to 1982.[2]

Results[edit]

Key:   Course record

Edition Date Men's winner Time (h:m:s) Women's winner Time (h:m:s)
1st 11 March 2012  Junichi Ushiyama (JPN) 2:26:21  Reiko Kobayashi (JPN) 2:48:47
2nd 10 March 2013  Shingo Igarashi (JPN) 2:20:30  Reiko Kobayashi (JPN) 2:49:06
3rd 16 February 2014  Hiroki Yokoyama (JPN) 2:25:18  Yukari Nomura (JPN) 2:49:10
4th 15 February 2015  Hiroki Yokoyama (JPN) 2:21:14  Ai Furukubo (JPN) 2:45:30
5th 21 February 2016  Daisuke Uekado (JPN) 2:17:54  Hisayo Matsumoto (JPN) 2:50:41
6th 19 February 2017  Kosuke Murasashi (JPN) 2:20:32  Yuria Ikuno (JPN) 2:45:15
7th 18 February 2018  Shunsuke Hisamoto (JPN) 2:23:44  Izumi Nakajima (JPN) 2:51:57

Kyoto Marathon (1969–1982)[edit]

Winners
Edition Date Athlete Country Time Notes
1 March 9, 1969 Seiji Fukada  Japan 2:17:43.8
2 February 8, 1970 Kokichi Uchino  Japan 2:16:55.8
3 February 7, 1971 Hayami Tanimura  Japan 2:13:45.2 Course record
4 February 6, 1972 Susumu Sato  Japan 2:17:37
5 February 5, 1973 Jack Foster  New Zealand 2:14:53.4
6 February 3, 1974 Matti Vuorenmaa  Finland 2:15:10.8
7 February 9, 1975 Mineteru Sakamoto  Japan 2:17:15.4
8 February 8, 1976 Hatsuo Okubo  Japan 2:16:50.2
9 February 13, 1977 Bill Rodgers  United States 2:14:26.2
10 February 12, 1978 David Chettle  Australia 2:16:00.4
11 February 11, 1979 Masahiko Furuta  Japan 2:18:08.2
12 February 10, 1980 Kazuo Takatori  Japan 2:15:23
13 February 15, 1981 Koshiro Kawaguchi  Japan 2:18:14
14 February 11, 1982 Masahiko Furuta  Japan 2:17:58 2nd victory

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Running costs: what are the world's most expensive marathons?". The Guardian. 17 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Sakamoto Wins Marathon". The New York Times. February 10, 1975.

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