Japan’s Oldest-Ever Olympic Marathoner Suehiro Ishikawa Retires at 39
At a press convention in Sayama, Saitama on Mar. 20, 2016 Rio Olympics marathoner Suehiro Ishikawa, 39, introduced that he’ll retire from pageant at the top of the month. At the time of the Rio Olympics Ishikawa was once 36 years and 11 months previous, surpassing 1996 Atlanta Olympics marathoner Hiromi Taniguchi‘s file of 36 years and three months to turn into Japan’s oldest-ever Olympic marathoner. He completed 36th.
“Since I started running high school it’s been 24 years,” mentioned Ishikawa at the click convention. “I have been with Honda for 17 years, and I made it the entire solution to the highest, the Olympics. I am satisfied that I have saved going this lengthy. I thanks all.”
Ishikawa ran the Mar. 10 Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon however dropped out after most effective 10 km. It was once to be the closing race of his occupation. “It was the first time in my career that I’d ever DNFd, and I thought, ‘OK, this is where it ends,'” mentioned Ishikawa. Shortly after the race he made the verdict to retire.
Beginning in April he’ll turn into an assistant trainer with the Honda group. Head trainer Yosuke Osawa, 51, may also retire, with assistant trainer Satoshi Ogawa, 41, taking up as head trainer. Osawa will stay on in an advisory place.
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