Yuta Shitara

Yuta Shitara (設楽 悠太, Shitara Yūta, born 18 December 1991) is a Japanese long-distance runner.[2] He competed in the 10,000 metres at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing finishing 23rd.

Yuta Shitara
Yuta Shitara - Rio 2016.jpg
Shitara at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1991-12-18) 18 December 1991 (age 28)
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Weight48 kg (106 lb)
Sport
SportTrack 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.[3]

International competitionsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Japan
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

Personal bestsEdit

Outdoor

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Yuta Shitara". Japan Association of Athletics Federations Profile. Retrieved 3 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Yuta Shitara". IAAF. 23 August 2015. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Shitara sets Japanese record in marathon, best in 16 years". The Asahi Shimbun. 25 February 2018. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  4. ^ Digmasbord, Digmasbord (25 February 2018). "Marathon de Tokyo 2018". digitrail.fr. Retrieved 25 February 2018.

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