More on Yuki Kawauchi @UltraRunnerPod @run_rob @mikewardian

More on Yuki Kawauchi @UltraRunnerPod @run_rob @mikewardian

(Saitama Pref. Gov't) came into 2014 off a legendary year that saw him set 3 world records, running 2:09 marathons 14 days apart, 2:08 marathons 42 days apart and 4 sub-2:10 marathons within one calendar year. His main goals for 2014 were clear enough: a sub-2:08 and a gold medal at October's Asian Games. And, not content with 11 marathons last year, this year he turned it up to 13. Kawauchi started off with the race he identified as his best of the year, a solo 2:10:14 course record at the amateur-level Kumamoto-jo Marathon without pacers, competitors or special drinks. Running by feel he went far faster than planned, an effort that he paid for 2 weeks later at the Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon where he ran only 2:10:38 , but the experience gave him the confidence that he could run 2:09 completely on his own. Based more on his 2013 season than on these results, he was chose...

Full article: http://japanrunningnews.blogspot.com/2014/12/13-in-14-kaw...

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