Yuki Kawauchi confirms another marathon and says he wants to match up races to his desire to travel the world
Yuki Kawauchi has confirmed another marathon. He will run the 33rd annual Huawei Venice marathon October 28. One of Yuki’s goals is to run 100 marathons under 2:20 and he wants to do that or better in Venice. He just ran his 80th Sub 2:20 in Australia. Kawauchi is much loved in the running community for not only winning Boston but in challenging weather conditions, but because he embodies that ideal of an athlete who makes running his hobby. The marathon runner of the "next door" or the "citizen runner" as many say. He plays extravagantly, as when he ran a half marathon disguised as a Panda or in moccasins, a jacket and a tie. But Kawauchi is above all the man of the records. He is the only athlete in history to have run two marathons in 2:09 within 14 days. He ran two 2:08 marathons within 42 days. And he is the only one to have raced for 26 times under 2:12' and 78 times under 2:20. Since the beginning of this year has already run five marathons (winning four), 11 half marathons, 2 ultras and by the end of 2018 he has plans of running five more marathons including Venice. "The Venice Marathon has an important double meaning," says Yuki, "my first Italian marathon and my first time in Italy and in Venice. I come to win and I can not wait to do it because, in addition to running, I would like to taste Italian cuisine and your tiramisu that I love. Food and marathon will make this weekend unforgettable. My dream is to run 100 marathons under 2:20." continues Kawauchi, "but what matters most to me is to match races to my desire to travel and get to know the world."
posted Wednesday July 4th