What a stud. He already had the WR for most sub-2:12s.
And how cool is it that he did it in a race that is free - offers no pre-registration and has a cut-off for the marathon based on Boston Marathon qualifying times.
Brett Larner has a great race report out now with some great quotes from Kawauchi. He wanted to go out in 69 flat but it was so cold he went out over 70.
"When I saw my 5 km split it was the first time in a race I've ever thought, 'Why am I doing this?'"...
"At halfway I didn't think I could do it and it seemed like it was going to end being my slowest marathon ever. But I came all the way to the U.S.A. to do this and the people of Marshfield put in a lot of work to organize everything for me, so I had to do everything I could to live up to my word. "
Brett Larner wrote a nice recap of Kawauchi's 2017 season last week on his website: