Hisanori Kitajima

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Hisanori Kitajima (born October 16, 1984) is a Japanese long-distance runner.

University career[]

Kitajim competed for Toyo University and won a stage of the Hakone Ekiden.[1]

2015 season[]

He won the 2015 Sydney Marathon with a time of 2:12:44.[2] He also won the Nobeoka West Japan Marathon.[1]

2016 season[]

Kitajima finished 2nd at the 2016 Lake Biwa Marathon and was the top finishing runner from Japan. As this was a qualifying race for the Japanese Olympic Team he earned selection for the 2016 Olympics,[3] He earned second place by passing Suehiro Ishikawa with one kilometer to go.[1] where he finished 93rd overall.


  1. ^ a b c 0:00/- (2016-03-07). "Late surge puts Kitajima on path to Rio". The Japan News. Retrieved 2016-03-11.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ "More than 30,000 compete in Sydney Running Festival, racing from Milsons Point to Opera House - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)". Abc.net.au. 2015-09-20. Retrieved 2016-03-11.
  3. ^ "Lake Biwa-Marathon : Hisanori Kitajima holt Olympia-Ticket - RUNNER'S WORLD". Runnersworld.de. Retrieved 2016-03-11.

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