61:45 Half Marathoner Akito Terui Targeting 2024 Paris Olympics Marathon
At the May 12 Sendai International Half Marathon, Akito Terui (25, ND Software) completed sixth general in 1:03:01. As a member of the Kanto Student Alliance staff Terui ran the quickest time at the anchor degree on the 2017 Hakone Ekiden. Running for the Nanyo, Yamagata-based ND Software staff, Terui embraces the slogan ‘From the Northeast to the World.’ In Sendai he beat various athletes who’ve certified for September’s MGC Race, the brand new trials match that can resolve the marathon staff for the Tokyo Olympics, marking him as a possible contender for long term Olympic groups.
In some of the country’s main part marathons Terui made his presence felt some of the elite competition. Starting off within the 3rd staff, mid-race he started to transport up during the box to complete because the 4th Japanese guy. Three runners he beat within the ultimate levels, Seventh-place Daichi Kamino (New Balance), Eighth-place Yoshiki Takenouchi (NTT Nishi Nihon) and 10th-place Masato Imai (Toyota Kyushu), have been MGC Race qualifiers. “Beating fast guys like them gives me a lot of confidence for the future,” Terui stated.
As a fourth-year at Tokyo Kokusai University Terui ran the Hakone Ekiden’s anchor degree as a part of the Kanto Student Alliance staff, main the 23,1 km leg on time in 1:10:58. Because the Alliance staff wasn’t scored within the effects Terui’s time didn’t rely because the stage-winning efficiency, resulting in it being referred to as the ‘Phantom Stage Win.’ “I didn’t want that to be the end of it,” he stated of his choice to proceed working post-grad with the ND Software staff.
From nine:00 a.m. to three:00 p.m. weekdays Terui works as a clerk for the corporate, working workout routines in conjunction with the staff’s Alexander Mutiso, 22, the winner in Sendai this yr. Since becoming a member of ND Software Terui’s observe and part marathon instances have advanced. “While staying based here in the Northeast I want to become one of the top national runners, then target international competition,” he stated. “So far I’m producing results, and it’s starting to feel like I’m catching up to and even overtaking my rivals.”
In March Terui married his co-worker Mizuki, 22. She chefs for him and helps him in different ways. “She’s a huge help,” he smiled. Up via subsequent yr’s 2020 Tokyo Olympics he plans to look how some distance he can pass at the observe, however after that he plans to shift his center of attention. “I want to go for the marathon at the Paris Olympics,” he stated. “I want to continue to develop and improve my times in the lead-up to that.”
Akito Terui – born May 11, 1994 in Kitakami, Iwate. 25 years outdated. Runs for ND Software. Played baseball for Kitakami J.H.S. earlier than becoming a member of the observe staff at Senshu Prep Kitakami H.S. Finished 13th at the 2016 Hakone Ekiden Third Stage for Tokyo Kokusai University, then ran the quickest time at the anchor degree the following yr for the Kanto Student Alliance staff. His part marathon PB is 1:01:45. 168 cm, 54 kg. Lives with spouse Mizuki.
translated via Brett Larner