Kenji Kimihara at the 1964 Olympics
March 20, 1941|
Kitakyūshū, Fukuoka, Japan
|Height||1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Weight||58 kg (128 lb)|
Kenji Kimihara (君原 健二 Kimihara Kenji, born March 20, 1941) is a retired Japanese long-distance runner. He competed in the marathon at the 1964, 1968 and 1972 Olympics and finished in eighth, second and fifth place, respectively. He won two gold medals in the marathon at the Asian Games in 1966 and 1970, and won the Boston Marathon in 1966.
He was very successful on the Japanese road racing circuit, winning the Tokyo International Marathon and Lake Biwa Marathon in both 1963 and 1964, and registering four wins at the Beppu-Ōita Marathon between 1967 and 1973.
Kimihara raced in the 2016 Boston Marathon, celebrating the 50th anniversary of his 1966 win. He completed the race in a time of 4:53:14.
- All results regarding marathon, unless stated otherwise
|1963||Lake Biwa Marathon||Ōtsu, Japan||1st||2:20:24|
|1964||Lake Biwa Marathon||Ōtsu, Japan||1st||2:17:11|
|1966||Boston Marathon||Boston, United States||1st||2:17:11|
|1967||Beppu-Ōita Marathon||Beppu-Ōita, Japan||1st||2:13:34|
|1970||Beppu-Ōita Marathon||Beppu-Ōita, Japan||1st||2:17:12|
|1971||Beppu-Ōita Marathon||Beppu-Ōita, Japan||1st||2:16:52|
|1973||Beppu-Ōita Marathon||Beppu-Ōita, Japan||1st||2:14:56|
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- Bowers, Rachel G. (April 18, 2016). "Bobby Carpenter, Tiki Barber among notable Boston Marathon finishers". Boston Globe. Retrieved 18 April 2016.