Skip to main content

The Kawauchi Counter

Yuki Kawauchi's 2018 race results:

Jan. 1: Marshfield New Year's Day Marathon, U.S.A.: 2:18:59 - 1st - CR
Jan. 14: Okukuma Road Race Half Marathon, Kumamoto - 1:03:28 - 7th
Jan. 21: Yashio Isshu Ekiden, Saitama: 1:01:03 - 1st - ran entire 20.0 km ekiden solo and beat all 103 teams of 6 runners each
Jan. 28: Okumusashi Ekiden First Stage (9.9 km), Saitama - 29:41 - 6th
Feb. 4: Saitama Ekiden Third Stage (12.1 km), Saitama - 36:54 - 4th
Feb. 11: Izumo Kunibiki Half Marathon, Shimane - cancelled due to heavy snow
Feb. 18: Kitakyushu Marathon, Fukuoka - 2:11:46 - 1st - CR
Feb. 25: Fukaya City Half Marathon, Saitama - 1:04:26 - 1st
Mar. 4: Kanaguri Hai Tamana Half Marathon, Kumamoto - 1:04:49 - 12th
Mar. 11: Yoshinogawa Riverside Half Marathon, Tokushima - 1:05:50 - 1st - CR
Mar. 18: Wan Jin Shi Marathon, Taiwan - 2:14:12 - 1st
Mar. 24: Heisei Kokusai University Time Trials, Saitama
              5000 m Heat 4: 14:53.95 - 1st
              5000 m Heat 6: 14:36.58 - 2nd
              5000 m Heat 8: 14:37.78 - 8th
Mar. 25: Kuki Half Marathon, Saitama - 1:10:03 - 2nd - ran dressed in panda costume
Apr. 1: Satte Sakura 10-Miler, Saitama - 49:17 - 1st
Apr. 16: Boston Marathon, U.S.A. - 2:15:58 - 1st
Apr. 22: Gifu Seiryu Half Marathon, Gifu - 1:04:35 - 14th
Apr. 28: Kawauchi no Sato Kaeru Half Marathon, Fukushima - 1:05:56 - 1st
May 4: Kasukabe Otako Half Marathon, Saitama - 1:05:45 - 2nd
May 5: Toyohiragawa Half Marathon, Hokkaido - 1:06:39 - 1st
May 13: Sendai International Half Marathon, Miyagi - 1:03:41 - 7th
May 20: Yatsugatake Nobeyama Kogen 71 km Ultramarathon, Nagano - 4:41:55 - 1st - CR
May 27: Kinshuko Half Marathon, Iwate - 1:07:49 - 1st
June 2: Stockholm Marathon, Sweden - 2:22:57 - 4th
June 17: Okinoshima 50 km Ultramarathon, Shimane - 2:52:55 - 1st
July 1: Gold Coast Marathon, Australia - 2:14:51 - 9th
July 29: Kushiro Shitsugen 30 km, Hokkaido - 1:34:34 - 1st

Upcoming race schedule:

Aug. 19: Nemuro Seaside Half Marathon, Hokkaido
Aug. 26: New Caledonia International Marathon, New Caledonia
Sept. 2: Wakkanai Heiwa Marathon, Hokkaido
Sept. 23: Ichinoseki International Half Marathon, Iwate
Oct. 7: Bank of America Chicago Marathon, U.S.A.
Oct. 14: Namerikawa Half Marathon, Toyama
Oct. 21: Takashimadaira Road Race 20 km, Tokyo
Oct. 28: Huawei Venice Marathon, Italy
Nov. 3: Nasu Shiobara Half Marathon, Tochigi
Nov. 18: Ageo City Half Marathon, Saitama
Dec. 31: Runners Memorial Race 8 km, South Africa

Past years' results:
2017  ・ 2016 ・ 2015 ・ 2014 ・ 2013 ・ 2012

photo © 2018 Brett Larner, all rights reserved

Buy Me A Coffee

Comments

The Kawauchi Fan Club thanks you for this info !
Metts said…
I'll be at the Incheon half marathon this Sunday. Signed up to run but not sure if I'm ready to race or participate. Its about 3 kilometers from my home.
patrick voo said…
just seeing this rundown all in one spot is mind-boggling. and wait ... there's a Kawauchi Fan Club?? how did i not know about this? and where do i sign up?!?
Metts said…
International runners at Incheon Half Marathon: Kimosop Kiprono, Isaac Kimutai Kiplagat, Kiprop Mutai, Erastus Mumo Mutua, Paul Kipkemoi Kiporir;Kenyan runners. Yuki Kawauchi, and a few others from other countries.
Ian Eckersley said…
Great to see that Yuki is coming back Down Under to the Gold Coast Airport Marathon in July. We love him in Australia. Can he regain the title he won in 2013? And can he break the course record (set just last year) of 2:09.14?
wil said…
have you got Kawauchi's complete result list? great if you have!
Brett Larner said…
Yes, it will feature in my forthcoming authorized biography of Kawauchi.
Hello Brett, will you write an english version for this biography ?
Kawauchi once said he thinks his physical submit would be when he is 30 (2017). Do you think he will really slow down his competition rythm after 2017/2018 ?
Brett Larner said…
Yes, it will be in English. He has said that he will shift focus away from running on the Japanese national team at World Championships and Olympics after the 2017 World Championships in London. I would not expect him to otherwise slow down his racing schedule, just a change in goals and focus.
I think many (including myself) would love to see him trying the 100 Kilometers and maybe fighting the world record ?... WR is 6h13'33'' (1998) by another Japonese athlete, Takahiro Sunada who became a 2h10' marathoner (2010) AFTER running 100-K world record.

Both Ingrid Kristiansen and Paula Radcliffe ran their PB for 10000 meters after they became marathoners, maybe the same rule could work for marathon/100-K ?
Yuki Kawauchi is amazing, he races so often and consistently clocked fast time! He is really an inspiration to all amateur runners! I love seeing him beat the professional runners ! Great blog, Brett !
simonfranklin said…
Early April? Is yuki coming to London :)
simonfranklin said…
Marathon early April? Overseas? London?
Brett Larner said…
He plans to announce his spring marathon schedule a bit later, so I'm not at liberty to say which races at this point.
Patrick said…
The "Most Beautiful Urban Marathon", Twin Cities Marathon, would be lucky to have an athlete like Kawauchi compete! I'm sure he'd be in contention for the title if he ran here in Minnesota.
Brett Larner said…
That's not a bad idea, Patrick.
Marcelo said…
I'm a number one fan of Kawauchi, I live in Brazil.
Anonymous said…
In the current world of bland & uninspiring professional athletes, it is always refreshing to read of the exploits of Kawauchi - an extraordinary athlete who races hard & often, and holds down a full time job! What a legend! He is a throwback to a bygone era, where athletes weren't one dimensional & mundane! I'm hoping Yuki will race my hometown Melbourne Marathon one day...
Congrats Yuki Kawauchi, I'm a long time fan, in fact I am secretly copying your running form.
Now I'm even more happy with your Boston win!
Eldrow said…
Congratulations on the recent Boston Marathon! Will be definitely following you as a fan! :D
Justinas said…
Brett, do you have any updates on Kawauchi’s biography?
Mariano Lima said…
Just out of curiosity, have Kawauchi San ran the Six Star Majors? I know he might not even aim for that, I’m just curious.
Brett Larner said…
He has done Boston, Berlin, New York and ran in the World Championships. He will be adding Chicago this fall but has not run London or Tokyo since it became a major.

Most-Read This Week

Tokyo Experiments With Spraying Water Along 2020 Marathon Course to Combat Heat

As part of its measures to deal with the hot conditions expected at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, on Aug. 13 the Tokyo Metropolitan Government conducted an experiment to measure the effects on pavement surface temperature of spraying the road surface with water. Data from the experiments were released to the media.

The experiment was conducted from 4:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. along a 120 m section of sidewalk along Uchibori Street in the Imperial Palace's outer gardens in Chiyoda Ward.  In the experiment, open-ended tubes used in agricultural work eres placed at the edge of the sidewalk  to supply water. Surface temperature readings were taken every 30 minutes for three different experimental scenarios:
spraying water beginning at 4:00 a.m.spraying water beginning at 7:00 a.m.not spraying any water The experiment found that where water had been sprayed, the road surface temperature remained in the 27 to 29˚C range even when the air temperature exceeded 30˚C. Where no wa…

On Broadcast Commentary

It's been 122 days since the 122nd Boston Marathon. Of what the two exceptional people who won that day accomplished, WilliamShakespeare summed it up better than any other commentator in his Sonnet 122:

Beyond all date, even to eternity;
     Or at the least, so long as brain and heart
     Have faculty by nature to subsist;
     Till each to razed oblivion yield his part
     Of thee, thy record never can be miss'd.

What else needs to be said? But the other thing that remains from that day is, of course, this:

Worst punditry ever? #Yukipic.twitter.com/AwjeuZDtOt — Xempo Running (@xempouk) April 16, 2018
In the 122 days since Boston this clip has been on my mind a lot. The commentary here by Larry Rawson and Al Trautwig was exceptionally bad, but it wasn't unique to them and highlighted many of the problems with marathon TV broadcasts and especially their hosts and commentators. I'm fortunate to live in Japan where the announcers for the countless marathon live TV broadcas…

24 Hour World Champion Ishikawa Wins Berlin 100 MIler

2017 24-hour world champion Yoshihiko Ishikawa (Nichia Kagaku) won the 100 Meilen Berlin Saturday, just short of the course record but beating his nearest competition by over an hour as he finished in 13:17.41. Part of a sizable lead group in the early going, Ishikawa broke free of the competition after two hours and was on his own the rest of the way.

Projecting a finish time under 13 hours well into the race, in the later stages he slowed enough to miss the 13:06:52 course record set in 2014 but was still in a different class from the rest of the field, runner-up Stephane Ruel of France coming in in 14:25:24. Women's winner Monika Biegasiewicz of Poland won with the same kind of margin, running 15:29:48 to 2nd-placer Annette Mueller's 16:37:36.
100 Meilen Berlin Top ResultsBerlin, Germany, 8/11/18
complete results

Men
1. Yoshihiko Ishikawa (Japan) - 13:17.41
2. Stephane Ruel (France) - 14:25:24
3. Uwe Laenger (Germany) - 14:30:53
4. Stefan Wilsdorf (Germany) - 14:55:56
5. Sas…