Yuki Kawauchi (33 years old), the famous Japanese athlete has just set a Guinness record for 100 runs 42 km in under 2 hours 20 minutes.
Yuki Kawauchi has just been awarded by the Guinness World Records Organization (GWR) on February 28 at the Lake Biwa Marathon (Japan) traditional running tournament.
Japanese running foot hit 100 times sub 2:20 run in Hofu Marathon last December with the result of 2 hours 10 minutes 26 seconds.
At the run event on February 28, he marked the 101st time to re-establish his record, even reaching a personal record, completing the distance in 2 hours 7 minutes 27 seconds. In his entire running career, Kawauchi has only had eight runs slower than 2 hours 20 minutes.
“It may not be difficult to run a marathon in under 2 hours and 20 minutes. But repeating over 100 times like that, you have to stay on top for a long time. If not, you can’t make it happen, “he said.
In 2018, after surpassing American athlete Doug Kurtis in the number of runs 42 km sub 2:20, Yuki continuously kept the above record.
In 2018 alone, Yuki Kawauchi participated in a total of 42 running competitions, which means that almost every weekend he rushes into the race. He won the Boston Marathon that year in 2 hours 15 minutes 58 seconds in windy weather.
Japan has a growing number of world-famous marathon runners. Yuki Kawauchi commented that he was not the fastest or the strongest. “But I’ve worked hard since the age of 6 to reach this record.
At the Lake Biwa running event last week, at the same time Yuki Kawauchi made his 101st sub 2h20 track record, another athlete completed his first 2:20 sub at the age of 48. Witnessing this, Yuki believed in herself. can still run. “Right now, I think I could stay under sub 2:20 until my late 40s or around 50. But if someone 52 or 53 does that, I get even more motivated,” he said.
Before coming to jogging, Yuki Kawauchi was an office worker. Being a good civil servant and being a good runner at the same time is very difficult, Yuki shared. Therefore, after being crowned in Boston 2018, he announced that he wanted to become a professional athlete to be able to pursue his passion to the fullest.
Thanh Duong (follow Japan Times)
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