The 'athletic' wedding of Kawauchi, the marathon record-keeping concierge
The most well-known and beloved 'concierge' in the world of athletics, Yuki Kawauchi has married the also athlete Yuko Mizugichi. In one of the weddings of the year in Japan, where Yuki is one of the best-known personalities in the world of sports, it has been known that the Gold Coast Marathon will run this July as a 'wedding trip'. In August they will put the chilli disputing the New Caledonia Marathon.
Kawauchi and his prowess in Boston
Yuki, who was a protagonist a few months ago of our podcast Radio Corridor, has the incredible record of having completed 89 marathons in less than 2h20 'and one of his most notorious victories occurred in the Boston Marathon of 2018, when he achieved a victory sounded ahead of the Africans without being even professional. The race became an ordeal for most runners, but not for the most faker and 'warrior' of them all, Kawauchi.
Under the downpour that fell on the asphalt of the city of Massachusetts the Japanese imposed its rhythm and was leaving behind rivals who left with much more advantage than him on paper (Rupp, Desisa, Lemu ...). In the end, his 2:15:58 was the slowest record of the American test since 1973. But this caretaker at Saitama University did not care much, went crazy after crossing the finish line and took the $ 150,000 prize.
Well, Yuki and Yuko will form a united marriage by an excessive passion for athletics. Yuko is a Japanese innkeeper with some numbers that have nothing to envy to those of his brand new husband: 2:31:39 (marathon), 1:11:93 (1/2 marathon) and 32:10:15 in the 10,000. They met 11 years ago, precisely in the Gold Coast Marathon, which will run again this coming July already happily married.