Morio Shigematsu

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Morio Shigematsu (重松 森雄, Shigematsu Morio, born 21 June 1940) is a former Japanese long-distance runner who competed in marathons.

On June 12, 1965, Shigematsu set a world's best in the marathon with a time of 2:12:00 at the Polytechnic Marathon.[1] Less than two months earlier, he had set a course record at the 1965 Boston Marathon (2:16:33).[2][3] In his career, in 22 marathons started, he recorded 6 victories, placed second 3 times and third once. Shigematsu ran seven marathons under 2:20.


  • All results regarding marathon, unless stated otherwise
Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Japan
1965 Boston Marathon Boston, United States 1st 2:16:33


Preceded by
Abebe Bikila
Men's marathon world record holder
June 12, 1965–December 3, 1967
Succeeded by
Derek Clayton
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Basil Heatley
Men's Polytechnic Marathon winner
Succeeded by
Graham Taylor