跑者名人堂 1. 川內優輝 (with English following)

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1. 川內優輝(b. 1987)

這個日本庶民跑手,估計大家應該認識。我這次碰到他,是四年前的第一屆大阪馬拉松,同一年二月舉行的東京馬拉松,名不經傳的川內優輝跑了個第三名(2:08:37),一戰成名。

日本精英跑者多是全職運動員,得到日本各大企業贊助,川內優輝正職卻是琦玉縣的公務員。他一年參加極多的比賽,是不按常規,兵行險著的跑手。

【Marathon Hall of Fame】

1. Yuki Kawauchi (b.1987)

Yuki Kawauchi(in red singlet, green shorts) is a Japanese marathon runner. He came to prominence after running the 2011 Tokyo Marathon in 2:08:37, finishing as the first Japanese and third overall. He is known as the “citizen runner” given that he works full-time for the government of Saitama Prefecture and trains in his time off with his own expenses without any sponsorship.

Kawauchi is also a frequent competitor, entering many races each year, much more than other professional runners.

I saw him at the starting line of Osaka Marathon, 2011 and took this picture.

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