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'Yoshihisa Hosaka Drawn to STWM by Prospect of Another World Record and Meeting Ed-san!'

http://www.torontowaterfrontmarathon.com/blog/2013/09/yoshihisa-hosaka-drawn-to-stwm-by-prospect-of-another-world-record-and-meeting-ed-san/

Men's 59+ world record holder Yoshihisa Hosaka (Natural Foods AC), 2:34:23 at age 59, 2:36:30 at age 60, 2:38:12 at age 61, 2:46:30 at age 63 and 2:46:17 in July at the Gold Coast Airport Marathon at age 64, will be running next month's Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon with support from JRN in pursuit of the 2:42:44 age 64 world record.  Hosaka will also meet 68+ world record holder Ed Whitlock in Toronto for a panel discussion at the race expo.  Look for coverage of the two greats' meeting in Courir and Running Times magazines later this fall.

Comments

Mark said…
I have seen some information regarding Mr. Hosaka's training online but not much mentioned about his diet.

What does he eat? Anything special?

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Betsudai - the Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon
daigaku - university
ekiden - a long-distance relay race
faito - a courseside audience cheer; see ganbatte
ganbatte (ganbare) - a courseside audience cheer; see faito
gasshuku - an intensive training camp
Hakone Ekiden - the annual university men`s championships
jitsugyodan - corporate-sponsored professional running teams
onsen - a hot spring
Q-chan - Naoko Takahashi, the 2000 Sydney Olympics women`s marathon gold medalist, Olympic record holder and first woman to break 2:20 in the marathon
rikujo - track and field, the marathon, and other running events
Rikuren - the JAAF
tasuki - the sash which is handed off during an ekiden
zannen - too bad
otaku - a nerdy, socially awkward person, usually male, who is obsessed with some esoteric topic

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