That video is an amazing document, very revealing of the self-discipline that Kawauchi respects and embodies. Beyond the 40km surge that he throws to corner his place as marathon winner, it speaks to his amazing depth of willpower that he actually puts in a sprint toward the finish, ostensibly to get his best time in and secure his place at the upcoming world championships. I say kudos to Kawauchi, the running samuraï. Also, Kentaro Nakamoto is kind of cute. I mean, I'm not gay or anything, but I think it might be fun, if hypothetically speaking I was in prison, to share a cell with him. Of course, nothing could be more daunting to a marathon runner than to wind up in prison and far be it for me to wish such a blighted plight on anyone let alone a runner, but if it were to happen, I dunno, I guess I could help him with his core exercices and throw the medicine ball at him, and we could discuss the amazing manga genius of author Jiro Taniguchi and how "Big in Japan" is really typically 80s and at the time no one ever thought Japan would soon be mired in a long-term recession.
Anyways, thanks for the youtube link.