Thursday, February 17, 2011

48 Years Ago Today Terasawa Set Marathon World Record at Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon

http://news.searchina.ne.jp/disp.cgi?y=2011&d=0217&f=national_0217_030.shtml

translated by Brett Larner

On Feb. 17, 1963, Toru Terasawa set a marathon world record of 2:15:15.8 at the Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon. Terasawa's time eclipsed the previous record set at the Rome Olympics by Abebe Bikila by 4 seconds. The following year Terasawa ran the marathon at the Tokyo Olympics along with Kokichi Tsuburaya and Kenji Kimihara but despite having the best PB in the field finished only 15th.

No comments: