Fukuoka Marathon

Fukuoka JPN

Race Winners (70 runnings)
04 Dec 2016 2:08:48 Yemane Adhane Tsegay (ETH)
06 Dec 2015 2:08:18 Patrick Makau Musyoki-2
07 Dec 2014 2:08:22 Patrick Makau Musyoki (KEN)
01 Dec 2013 2:07:16 Martin Irungu Mathathi (KEN)
02 Dec 2012 2:06:58 Joseph Gitau Kariuki (KEN)
04 Dec 2011 2:07:36 Josephat Muchiri Ndambiri (KEN)
05 Dec 2010 2:08:24 Jaouad Gharib (MAR)
06 Dec 2009 2:05:18 Tsegay Kebede Tadesse-2 (nc)
07 Dec 2008 2:06:10 Tsegay Kebede Tadesse (ETH)

02 Dec 2007

2:06:39

Samuel Wanjiru (KEN)

03 Dec 2006

2:06:52

Haile Gebreselasie (ETH) (nc)

04 Dec 2005

2:08:29

Dmytro Baranovskiy (UKR)

05 Dec 2004

2:09:10

Tsuyoshi Ogata (JPN)

07 Dec 2003

2:07:52

Tomoaki Kunichika (JPN) (nc)

01 Dec 2002

2:09:13

Gezahenge Abera-3

02 Dec 2001

2:09:25

Gezahenge Abera-2

03 Dec 2000

2:06:51

Atsushi Fujita (JPN) (nc)

05 Dec 1999

2:07:54

Gezahenge Abera (ETH)

06 Dec 1998

2:08:42

Jackson Kabiga (KEN)

07 Dec 1997

2:07:28

Josiah Thugwane (RSA) (nc)

01 Dec 1996

2:10:48

Bong-Ju Lee (KOR)

03 Dec 1995

2:09:30

Luiz Antonio dosSantos (BRA) (nc)

04 Dec 1994

2:09:45

Boay Akonaay (TAN)

05 Dec 1993

2:08:51

Dionicio Ceron (MEX) (nc)

06 Dec 1992

2:09:04

Tena Negere (ETH)

01 Dec 1991

2:10:58

Shuichi Morita (JPN) (nc)

02 Dec 1990

2:11:35

Belayneh Dinsamo (ETH)

03 Dec 1989

2:12:54

Manuel Matias (POR) (nc)

04 Dec 1988

2:11:04

Toshihiro Shibutani (JPN)

06 Dec 1987

2:08:18

Takeyuki Nakayama-2 (nc)

07 Dec 1986

2:10:06

Juma Ikangaa (TAN)

01 Dec 1985

2:09:51

Hisatoshi Shintaku (JPN) (nc)

02 Dec 1984

2:10:00

Takeyuki Nakayama (JPN)

04 Dec 1983

2:08:52

Toshihiko Seko-4 (nc)

05 Dec 1982

2:10:15

Paul Ballinger (NZL)

06 Dec 1981

2:08:18

Rob deCastella (AUS) (nc)

07 Dec 1980

2:09:45

Toshihiko Seko-3

02 Dec 1979

2:10:35

Toshihiko Seko-2 (nc)

03 Dec 1978

2:10:21.0

Toshihiko Seko (JPN)

04 Dec 1977

2:10:55.3

Bill Rodgers (USA) (nc)

05 Dec 1976

2:12:35.0

Jerome Drayton-3

07 Dec 1975

2:10:08.4

Jerome Drayton-2 (nc)

08 Dec 1974

2:11:31.2

Frank Shorter-4

02 Dec 1973

2:11:45.0

Frank Shorter-3 (nc)

03 Dec 1972

2:10:30

Frank Shorter-2

05 Dec 1971

2:12:50.4

Frank Shorter (USA) (nc)

06 Dec 1970

2:10:37.8

Akio Usami (JPN)

07 Dec 1969

2:11:12.8

Jerome Drayton (CAN) (nc)

08 Dec 1968

2:10:47.8

Bill Adcocks (ENG)

03 Dec 1967

2:09:36.4

Derek Clayton (AUS) (nc)

27 Nov 1966

2:14:04.6

Michael Ryan (NZL)

10 Oct 1965

2:18:35.8

Hidekuni Hiroshima (JPN) (nc)

06 Dec 1964

2:14:48.2

Toru Terasawa-2

15 Oct 1963

2:18:00.6

Jeff Julian (NZL) (nc)

02 Dec 1962

2:16:18.4

Toru Terasawa (JPN) (nc)

03 Dec 1961

2:22:05

Pavel Kantorek (CZE)

04 Dec 1960

2:19:04

Barry Magee (NZL)

08 Nov 1959

2:29:34

Kurao Hiroshima-2

07 Dec 1958

2:24:01

Nobuyoshi Sadanaga (JPN)

01 Dec 1957

2:21:40

Kurao Hiroshima (JPN)

09 Dec 1956

2:25:15

Keizo Yamada (JPN)

11 Dec 1955

2:23:16

Veikko Karvonen (FIN) (nc)

05 Dec 1954

2:24:55

Reinaldo Gorno (ARG)

06 Dec 1953

2:27:26

Hideo Hamamura (JPN)

07 Dec 1952

2:27:59

Katsuo Nishida (JPN)

09 Dec 1951

2:30:13

Hiromi Haigo (JPN)

10 Dec 1950

2:30:47

Shunji Koyanagi (JPN)

04 Dec 1949

2:40:26

Shinzo Koga (JPN)

05 Dec 1948

2:37:25

Saburo Yamada (JPN)

07 Dec 1947

2:45:45

Toshikazu Wada (JPN)
Notes: 1947 was the inaugural year. It has been reported that this course was roughly 200 meters short thru the 1969 race.

Venues: During the early years, this race was held at several different venues. Since these races were all held under the sponsorship of the Asahi Shimbun, they are considered part of a single race series despite these changes of venue. These venues other than Fukuoka are:

1947 at Kumamoto
1948 at Takamatsu
1949 at Shizuoka
1950 at Hiroshima
1952 at Ube
1953 at Nagoya
1954 at Kamakura
1956 at Nagoya
1958 at Utsunomiya
1963 at Tokyo (Olympic course)

(nc) => national championship

2009 Tadashi Shitamori was the national champion (9th place, 2:14:42)
2006 Wataru Okutani was the national champion (4th place, 2:08:49)
1997 Toshiyuki Hayata was the national champion (2nd place, 2:08:07)
1995 Maski Oya was the national champion (3rd place, 2:09:33)
1993 Dionisio Ceron (MEX) was named the JPN national marathon champion. Shinji Kawashima was the first JPN (5th place, 2:10:41)
1989 Manuel Matias (POR) was named the JPN national marathon champion. Toru Kozasu was the first JPN (3rd place, 2:13:12)
1981 Rob deCastella (AUS) was named the JPN national marathon champion. Kunimitsu Ito was the first JPN (2nd place, 2:09:37)
1977 Bill Rodgers (USA) was named the JPN national marathon champion. Toshihiko Seko was the first JPN (5th place, 2:15:00.1)
1975 Jerome Drayton (CAN) was named the JPN national marathon champion. Takeshi So was the first JPN (6th place, 2:12:52)
1973 Frank Shorter (USA) was named the JPN national marathon champion. Kenichi Otsuki was the first JPN (5th place, 2:16:17.8)
1971 Frank Shorter (USA) was named the JPN national marathon champion. Akio Usami was the first JPN (2nd place, 2:13:22.8)
1969 Jerome Drayton (CAN) was named the JPN national marathon champion. Hayami Tanimura was the first JPN (3rd place, 2:12:03.4)
1967 Derek Clayton (AUS) was named the JPN national marathon champion. Seiichiro Sasaki was the first JPN (2nd place, 2:11:17.0)
1963 Jeff Julian (NZL) was named the JPN national marathon champion. Kenji Kimihara was the first JPN (2nd place, 2:20:25.2).
1955 Veikko Karvonen (FIN) was named the JPN national marathon champion. Kurao Hiroshima was the first JPN (3rd place, 2:23:51)

Most Wins (1947-date)

Men

4

Frank Shorter (USA) 1971-74
Toshihiko Seko (JPN) 1978-80,1983


Prize Money

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

Race Time Bias (sec/km)

Year     Men
2016    -0.9
2015    +1.0
2014    -3.2
2013    +0.4
2012    -1.4
2011    +1.3
2010    +3.6
2009    -0.3
2008    -1.1
2007    -0.8
2006    -1.2
2005    +1.6
2004    +2.8
2003    -4.0
2002    +0.0
2001    +0.6
2000    -0.2
1999    -1.5
1998    -1.0
1997    +0.2
1996    -0.6
1995    -1.0
1994    -1.5
1993    -2.2
1992    -1.7
1991    -0.2
1990    +1.4
1989    +1.5
1988    -2.5
1987    -0.1
1986    -1.5
1985    -0.9
1984    -0.5
1983    -1.0
1982    -1.0
1981    -2.0
1980    -1.6
1979    -1.1
1978    +0.0
1977    -0.8
....
1975    -4.4
1974    -1.4
....
1971    +1.2
....
1963    +0.6
1962    +0.0
1961    +0.5
Avg     -0.7

Competitive Level (1990-date)
Year     Men
2016     592  
2015     651
2014     548
2013     616
2012     766
2011     665
2010     617
2009     645
2008     554
2007     710
2006     642
2005     673
2004     554
2003     624
2002     579
2001     678
2000     657
1999     633
1998     638
1997     587
1996     667
1995     670
1994     661
1993     678
1992     661
1991     643

Quality Performances

Men
<2:06       1
<2:07       7
<2:08      19
<2:09      50
<2:10     101
<2:11     171
<2:12     263
<2:13     362
<2:14     453
<2:15     566
<2:16     669
<2:17     793
<2:18     909
<2:19    1049
<2:20    1203

Last Updated on 04 Dec 2016

Contributors: Malcolm Heyworth, Ken Nakamura (20), Sergey Krasnoshchekov, Shigenobu Ota