The Man Who Vanished and Completed the Olympic Marathon 54 Years Later

The curious case of Shizo Kanakuri, the man who took the “longest to complete a marathon”

Shizo Kanakuri, pictured second from left, the man who holds the record for the longest marathon. Image source: Wikimedia Commons.

Shizo Kanakuri was exhausted.

TThe journey from Tokyo to Stockholm was long and tiring. To stay in shape for his upcoming race, he ran around the boat he traveled in during…

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Prateek Dasgupta, M.S.

Prateek Dasgupta, M.S.

Top writer in History, Science, Art, Food, and Culture. Interested in lost civilizations and human evolution. Contact: prateekdasgupta@gmail.com