Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Citizen Runner Yuki Kawauchi runs half-marathon in a suit in 66 mins
It's been a while since I had a post up about Yuki Kawauchi, probably one of the most famous Japanese runners in the world at this stage. Known as the 'Citizen Runner' because he is a part time athlete and noted for his extreme effort in races, he was in action recently in the Kuki Half-Marathon in Japan. This time, he took time out to run the race in a full suit as you can see from the photo.
He completed the half-marathon course in a time of 1:06:42 and finished in third place. This was despite the fact that he had run a full marathon in 2:11:53 just one week before.
While Kawauchi's time is about 18 minutes faster than the official Guinness World Record of 1:24:41 for a half-marathon in a suit, it won't count as an official record as the course wasn't certified. What a time though!