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The Mysterious Case of Shizo Kanakuri

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Shizo Kanakuri, Japan’s First Marathon Champion 金栗四三 日本の初めのマラソン勝者 Have you heard of Shizo Kanakuri? He was a runner in 1912 Olympics in Stockholm. Back then, Japan wasn’t well known and everyone was surprised when he broke the world record by 27 minutes during the time trials! When the day of the official Olympic race came, Shizo

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