Yuta Shitara

Yuta Shitara

September 14, 2019

Shogo Nakamura Wins WILD and THRILLING Japanese Olympic Marathon Trials as Honami Maeda Crushes Women's Field

We expected the first Marathon Grand Championship to be the most dramatic race of the year and the men's race more than lived up to the hype as it had an incredible blowup, an incredible finish and much more.
September 12, 2019

6 Things You Need to Know Ahead of the Most Dramatic Marathon of 2019: The Japanese Olympic Trials

We can't wait for Saturday night's race which is super high in quality. Only 20 Americans in history have broken 2:10 in the marathon and only four have ever broken 2:08; the MGC will feature 21 sub-2:10 guys, six of whom have broken 2:08.
July 09, 2019

WTW: Life Isn't Fair / Brigid Kosgei Wins $58,000, Bernard Lagat 2020 Olympic Marathoner?, Bribes and Dads

In our weekly recap, we also analyze who looked older as a teen: Alan Webb, Eliud Kipchoge or Edward Zakayo?
July 06, 2019

Bernard Lagat Runs 2:12:10 Marathon At Age 44 To Break US Masters Record

Most 44-year-olds would be thrilled to run one 5:02 mile. Not American Bernard Lagat. He just ran 26.2 of them in a row at 5:02.5 pace.  Japan's million dollar marathoner Yuta Shitara got the win in an Australian all-comers record of 2:07:50 as Zane Robertson set a a new national record for New Zealand of 2:08:19.
February 24, 2018

2018 Tokyo Marathon: Dickson Chumba & Birhane Dibaba Win, Amy Cragg Runs US #5 A-T 2:21:42, & Yuta Shitara Runs 2:06:11 to Set Japanese Record and Win $936,000

The Japanese Corporate Track and Field Federation’s “Project Exceed” was offering 100 million yen ($936,000) to any man who could break the 2:06:16 national record. Shitara did it with a legendary run, mowing down the field after he was dropped at 32k.
February 21, 2018

2018 Tokyo Marathon Men's Preview: Wilson Kipsang Looks to Repeat; What Can the Japanese Men, Led By the Daring Yuta Shitara, Do?

Tokyo may not have cachet of London or Boston but it's by far the best marathon for US fans to watch as it's on during prime time in the US. We get you ready for Saturday night's race.