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Kawauchi's 2018 Race Results


A year of highs and lows for Kawauchi. More off than on following his stab at an ultra over 70 km in May but pulling his running back together in late November and December to close to the kind of strength he showed in the first four months of the year after hitting rock bottom in October. Will his self-styled "pro" move in April, quitting his job and the approach that has taken him this far, be successful? If there's one truth in life it's that there are no right decisions, only different outcomes. Time will tell what it holds in store for the soon to be former Civil Servant Runner.

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
Aug. 19: Nemuro Seaside Half Marathon, Hokkaido - 1:06:39 - 1st
Aug. 26: New Caledonia International Marathon, New Caledonia - 2:18:18 - 1st
Sept. 2: Wakkanai Heiwa Marathon, Hokkaido - 2:24:55 - 2nd
Sept. 23: Ichinoseki International Half Marathon, Iwate: 1:07:31 - 7th
Oct. 7: Bank of America Chicago Marathon, U.S.A. - 2:16:26 - 19th
Oct. 14: Namerikawa Half Marathon, Toyama - 1:05:18 - 1st
Oct. 21: Takashimadaira Road Race 20 km, Tokyo - 1:00:48 - 2nd
Oct. 28: Huawei Venice Marathon, Italy - 2:27:43 - 7th
Nov. 3: Nasu Shiobara Half Marathon, Tochigi - 1:05:03 - 1st
Nov. 18: Ageo City Half Marathon, Saitama - 1:02:49 - 14th
Nov. 24: Hasuda Road Race 3 km, Saitama - 8:40 - 1st
Dec. 2: Fukuoka International Marathon, Fukuoka - 2:12:03 - 10th
Dec. 16: Hofu Yomiuri Marathon, Yamaguchi - 2:11:29 - 1st

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


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