Yoshihisa Hosaka : Running Heroes of 2009

In life, some people choose to grow bolder while others grow older.

This week I read the amazing story of Yoshihisa Hosaka, the 60 year-old Japanese runner turned back the years with a run of sparkling brilliance. Finishing 89th overall in 2:36:30, at the Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon on Feb. 1, 2009. Now that is something that makes us forget the global credit crunch! I have known Japan has good senior marathon runners but I didn’t imagine they can be this good.

And this is a photo of Yoshihisa at the finishline

You deserve it ma

"It was the best. There is no other amateur runner anywhere as happy as I am."

Yoshihisa Hosaka Marathon training plan

According to japan running news the great man trained 30Kms a day!! The dude must have strong muscles and bones!!

He started running at 36 and  at his first marathon he ran a superb 2:31:19.

2 thoughts on “Yoshihisa Hosaka : Running Heroes of 2009

  1. Wayne

    Hi Constantine. There’s definitely hope for masters runners around the world. When reading the story earlier in the week, the amazing part is the fact that he started running at the age of 36! I’ve known some former soccer (football) players here in the U.S. (in this area) begin running at 40 and still doing it.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog as well. I’ll keep doing my best to promote this sport worldwide. Take care and have a good weekend!


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