Biwa-ko Mainichi Marathon

Otsu JPN

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Race Winners (69 runnings)
02 Mar 2014 2:09:10 Bazu Worku Hayla (ETH)
03 Mar 2013 2:08:34 Vincent Kipruto Limo (KEN)
04 Mar 2012 2:07:04 Samuel Ndungu Wanjiku (KEN)
06 Mar 2011 2:06:13 Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich (KEN)
07 Mar 2010 2:09:34 Yemane Adhane Tsegay (ETH) (nc)
01 Mar 2009 2:10:22 Paul Tergat (KEN)
02 Mar 2008 2:08:23 Hassan Mubarak Shami (QAT)

04 Mar 2007

2:10:43

Samson Ramadhani (TAN) (nc)

05 Mar 2006

2:09:15

Jose Rios-2

06 Mar 2005

2:09:00

Joseph Riri (KEN)

07 Mar 2004

2:07:42

Jose Rios (ESP) (nc)

02 Mar 2003

2:07:39

Japhet Kosgei (KEN)

03 Mar 2002

2:08:35

Ryuji Takei (JPN)

04 Mar 2001

2:07:34

Antonio Peña (ESP) (nc)

05 Mar 2000

2:08:14

Martin Fiz-3

07 Mar 1999

2:08:50

Martin Fiz-2

01 Mar 1998

2:08:43

Muneyuki Ojima (JPN) (nc)

02 Mar 1997

2:08:05

Martin Fiz (ESP)

03 Mar 1996

2:09:32

Joaquim Pinheiro (POR) (nc)

19 Mar 1995

2:10:49

Yuji Nakamura (JPN)

06 Mar 1994

2:11:05

Kenichi Suzuki (JPN) (nc)

14 Mar 1993

2:11:01

Mike O'Reilly-2

15 Mar 1992

2:13:15

Michael O'Reilly (ENG) (nc)

10 Mar 1991

2:11:34

Simon Mrashani (TAN)

11 Mar 1990

2:13:03

Eddy Hellebuyck (BEL) (nc)

12 Mar 1989

2:14:31

Toru Kozasu (JPN)

13 Mar 1988

2:12:41

Toshihiko Seko (JPN) (nc)

08 Mar 1987

2:11:08

Fumiaki Abe-2

09 Mar 1986

2:14:55

Toshihiro Shibutani (JPN) (nc)

10 Mar 1985

2:11:04

Fumiaki Abe (JPN)

11 Mar 1984

2:14:24

Tetsuji Iwase (JPN) (nc)

13 Mar 1983

2:13:22

Koshiro Kawaguchi (JPN)

14 Mar 1982

2:15:23

Michio Mizukubo (JPN) (nc)

15 Mar 1981

2:14:38

Masao Matsuo (JPN)

23 Mar 1980

2:14:33

Hiroshi Yuge (JPN) (nc)

15 Apr 1979

2:13:26

Shigeru So (JPN)

23 Apr 1978

2:15:15.4

Takeshi So (JPN) (nc)

17 Apr 1977

2:14:08

Karel Lismont (BEL)

18 Apr 1976

2:15:22

Akio Usami-5 (nc)

20 Apr 1975

2:12:40

Akio Usami-4

21 Apr 1974

2:13:24

Akio Usami-3 (nc)

18 Mar 1973

2:12:03

Frank Shorter (USA)

19 Mar 1972

2:20:24

Akio Usami-2 (nc)

21 Mar 1971

2:16:46

Yoshiaki Unetani (JPN)

12 Apr 1970

2:13:46

William Adcocks (ENG) (nc)

11 May 1969

2:22:44

Kazuo Matsubara (JPN)

14 Apr 1968

2:13:49

Akio Usami (JPN) (nc)

14 May 1967

2:25:53

Yoshiro Mifune-2

05 Jun 1966

2:26:01.6

Yoshiro Mifune (JPN) (nc)

09 May 1965

2:22:56

Abebe Bikila (ETH)

12 Apr 1964

2:17:12

Kenji Kimihara-2 (nc)

12 May 1963

2:20:25

Kenji Kimihara (JPN)

13 May 1962

2:27:37

Masayuki Nagata (JPN)

25 Jun 1961

2:29:27

Abebe Bikila (ETH)

15 May 1960

2:34:57

Nobuyoshi Sadanaga (JPN) (nc)

10 May 1959

2:30:06

Kurao Hiroshima-3

11 May 1958

2:25:51

Takayuki Nakao (JPN)

03 May 1957

2:31:30

Kurao Hiroshima-2

06 May 1956

2:27:45

Yoshiaki Kawashima (JPN)

08 May 1955

2:26:32

Kurao Hiroshima (JPN)

16 May 1954

2:27:56

Hideo Hamamura (JPN)

10 May 1953

2:41:28

Hiroshi Uwa (JPN)

04 May 1952

2:29:56

Yoshitaka Uchikawa (JPN)

06 May 1951

2:32:41

Tadashi Asai (JPN)

07 May 1950

2:37:25

Giichi Noda (JPN)

04 May 1949

2:40:32

Saburo Yamada (JPN)

09 May 1948

2:40:05

Shinzo Koga-3

18 May 1947

2:43:17

Shinzo Koga-2

10 Feb 1946

2:44:57

Shinzo Koga (JPN)
Notes: 1946 was the inaugural year. Races for 1962 and earlier were held at nearby Osaka. The 1963-65 races were held in Tokyo, the 1994 race was held in Hiroshima under the name Mainichi International. The race was known as the Mainichi Marathon thru 1982. Dates in light colors are in question because they are not the traditional Sunday race day. The 1949 race would have been expected to be on 08 May; the 1957 race would have been expected to be on 05 May.

(nc) => national champion.

2009 Tomoyuki Sato was the national champion (2nd place, 2:10:07)
2007 Mitsuru Kubota was the national champion (6th place, 2:12:50)
2004 Tadayuki Ojima was the national champion (2nd place, 2:08:18)
2001 Shigeru Aburaya was the national champion (3rd place, 2:07:52)
1996 Hiroshi Tako was the national champion (6th place, 2:12:24)
1992 Michael O'Reilly (ENG) was named the Japanese national champion. Takashi Kondo was the first JPN (2nd place, 2:13:21)
1990 Eddy Hellebuyck (BEL) was named the Japanese national champion. Takeshi So was the first JPN (2nd place, 2:13:58)
1970 William Adcocks (ENG) was named the Japanese national champion. Yoshiaki Unetani was the first JPN (2nd place, 2:14:19)

Most Wins (1946-date)

Men

5

Akio Usami (JPN) 1968,1972,1974-76


Prize Money

Prize money cannot be awarded in Japanese road races due to legal restrictions.

Race Time Bias (sec/km)

Year     Men
2014    +0.1
2013    -0.0
2012    -1.4
2011    -1.2
2010    +1.5
2009    +0.3
2008    +1.4
2007    +3.4
2006    -0.6
2005    +0.3
2004    -2.5
2003    +0.4
2002    -1.3
2001    -1.7
2000    -1.4
1999    -0.7
1998    -0.1
1997    -2.7
1996    +0.5
1995    -2.0
1994    -1.8
1993    -1.3
1992    -0.1
1991    -0.4
1990    +0.4
Avg     -0.2

Competitive Level (1990-date)
Year     Men
2014     742
2013     634
2012     665
2011     731
2010     690
2009     572
2008     574
2007     587
2006     620
2005     581
2004     603
2003     727
2002     654
2001     585
2000     562
1999     489
1998     637
1997     636
1996     527
1995     n/c
1994     394
1993     487
1992     219

Quality Performances

Men
<2:07       1
<2:08      10
<2:09      34
<2:10      74
<2:11     113
<2:12     162
<2:13     226
<2:14     304
<2:15     407
<2:16     515
<2:17     652
<2:18     785
<2:19     939
<2:20    1072

Last Updated on 03 Mar 2014

Contributors: Andy Milroy, Malcolm Heyworth, Ken Nakamura, Wim vanHemert, Shigenobu Ota, Brett Larner (11)