February 8, 2015
Kitakyuchu-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture:
Yamanaka Koichiro finished by the first place for
men and stands for an awards ceremony (right).
Yamanaka Koichiro (山中孝一郎), a Deaf citizen runner belonging to the Tokyo Athletics Assocation, won the victory with 2 hours 29 minutes 41 seconds for the men race in the Kitakyushu Marathon 2015 held in Kita-kyushu-shi, Fukuoka-ken, in Japan's southern island on February 8.
He said, "I hoped to get a prize, but am glad to win the first prize after all."
Yamanaka began a marathon in 2007, and competed more than 30 times on a meet up to now. He got a bronze medal at the 2013 Deaflympics.