This Man Finished a Marathon in 54 Years, Eight Months, Six Days, Five Hours and 32 Minutes

The slowest marathon runner in history

At the Antwerp 1920 Olympics, Kanakuri —image from guinnessworldrecords.com

In marathons, the spotlight is often on the ones who come out fast. But, the contrary is true for the Japanese marathon runner, Shizo Kanakuri, who managed to earn himself the title, “the father of the Japanese marathon.”

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