An excellent, personal recollection of decades' worth of the Fukuoka International Marathon by the Lydiard Foundation's Nobby Hashizume. One note: the final section on Yoshihisa Hosaka is incorrect. This was not his first time running Fukuoka as he set the 59 year-old world record of 2:34:23 (!) at last year's race. His halfway split this year of 1:15:48 also equates to 2:31 pace (!!) rather than 2:34 as stated in this article.