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Shizo Kanakuri

Full name: Shizo Kanakuri
Original name: 金栗 四三
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Born: August 20, 1891 in Wasui, Tamana, Kumamoto, Japan
Died: November 13, 1984 in Tamana, Kumamoto, Japan
Country: JPN Japan
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Kanakuri had a difficult 18-day long trip to reach Stockholm for the 1912 Olympics. After travelling by ship and Trans-Siberian-Railway he had to rest for five days to be able to run the marathon. After 30 km of the Olympic marathon, he stopped at a house and asked the residents for a glass of water. The residents gave him water, and he lay down on a couch, fell asleep awakening the next morning. Ashamed of his actions, he at first refused to return to Japan. In 1967 he returned to Stockholm at the age of 76 and finished his marathon run. Therefore he has the "slowest" finishing time ever in an Olympic marathon with 54 years, 8 months, 6 days, 32 minutes and 20.3 seconds, a record surely not to be broken.

Personal Best: Mar – 2-36:09 (1924).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 20 Stockholm Athletics Men's Marathon Japan JPN AC DNF
1920 Summer 28 Antwerpen Athletics Men's Marathon Japan JPN 16
1924 Summer 32 Paris Athletics Men's Marathon Japan JPN AC DNF

Men's Marathon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1912 Summer 20 Stockholm Athletics Japan Final Standings AC DNF
1920 Summer 28 Antwerpen Athletics Japan Final Standings 16 2-48:45.4
1924 Summer 32 Paris Athletics Japan Final Standings AC DNF
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