Mami Kudo

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Mami Kudo
2009 SCUltraMarathon Closing Hwang and two Champions.jpg
Mami Kudo (right) and Ryoichi Sekiya (left), winners of the 2009 SCUltraMarathon
Personal information
Born (1964-07-17) July 17, 1964 (age 53)
Country Japan
Sport ultramarathon

Mami Kudo (工藤真実, Kudō Mami, born 17 July 1964) is a Japanese ultramarathon runner and women's winner of the 2013 IAU 24 Hour World Championship.[1] Kudo holds the women's world record in the 24-hour run on the track and road,[2][3][4] and also the 48-hour run road discipline.[5]

In December 2011 Kudo reset her own 24-hour world record by running 255.303 km at the Soochow International 24 hour race in Taiwan.[6] On 11–12 May 2013, Kudo won the IAU female 24-hour Road World Championship, setting a new world record of 24 hour Road (252,205 kilometres (156,713 mi)).[7]

Kudo was selected as the Athlete of the Year by IAU for the years of 2012 and 2013.[8]

World records[edit]

  • Women's 24 hour Track, 254.425 kilometres (158.092 mi), Taipei, 12-13 Dec 2009[9]
  • Women's 24 hour Road, 252.205 kilometres (156.713 mi), Steenbergen , 11–12 May 2013[10]
  • Women's 48 hour Road, 368.687 kilometres (229.091 mi), Athens, 8-10 Apr 2011[11]

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Japan
2013 World Championships Steenbergen, Netherlands 1st 24-hour run Road 252,205 km (WR)