Shitara at the 2016 Olympics
|Born||18 December 1991|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||48 kg (106 lb)|
|Sport||Track and field|
|Event(s)||5000 metres, 10,000 metres, Marathon|
Yuta Shitara competed in the 2018 edition of the Tokyo Marathon, where he, after falling off the lead pack at 32 km to seventh place, regrouped and advanced position to take second overall, at 2:06:11, which was a new Japanese National Record at the time. In doing so, he also won a prize of 100 million yen (roughly $936,000) that was offered to any Japanese man who could run a new national record.
|2013||Universiade||Kazan, Russia||20th||Half marathon||1:08:25|
|2015||World Championships||Beijing, China||23rd||10,000 m||30:08.35|
|2016||Olympic Games||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||29th||10,000 m||28:55.23|
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