Atsushi Fujita

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Atsushi Fujita (藤田 敦史, Fujita Atsushi, born November 6, 1976 in Shirakawa, Fukushima) is a former long-distance runner from Japan.

Career[edit]

He graduated from Komazawa University, during the student has participated in Hakone Ekiden.

He won the 2000 edition of the Fukuoka Marathon, clocking 2:06:51 on December 3, 2000 – the second fastest run of 2000 after Antonio Pinto's time at the London Marathon. This also won him the Japanese title and remains the record for the national championship race. Fujita finished in sixth place (2:15:45) at the 1999 World Championships in Seville and twelfth at the 2001 World Championships in Athletics.

He also won the 2002 Seoul International Marathon and the 2007 edition of the Beppu-Ōita Marathon.

His career quietly came to an end in 2013, as in his final two performances at the Lake Biwa Marathon and the Nagano Marathon, he did not finish the distance.[1]

In 2015 Fujita returned with a win at the Ishigakijima Marathon in Okinawa.

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Japan
1998 World Half Marathon Championships Uster, Switzerland 30th Half Marathon 1:02:45
1999 Lake Biwa Marathon Ōtsu, Japan 2nd Marathon 2:10:07
World Championships Seville, Spain 6th Marathon 2:15:45
2000 Fukuoka Marathon Fukuoka, Japan 1st Marathon 2:06:51
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 12th Marathon 2:18:23
2002 Seoul Marathon Seoul, South Korea 1st Marathon 2:11:22
2004 Sapporo Half Marathon Sapporo, Japan 8th Half Marathon 1:02:12
2005 Lake Biwa Marathon Ōtsu, Japan 10th Marathon 2:12:30
Sapporo Half Marathon Sapporo, Japan 11th Half Marathon 1:03:00
Fukuoka Marathon Fukuoka, Japan 3rd Marathon 2:09:48
2006 Fukuoka Marathon Fukuoka, Japan 8th Marathon 2:11:50
2007 Beppu-Ōita Marathon Beppu-Ōita, Japan 1st Marathon 2:10:23
Sapporo Half Marathon Sapporo, Japan 6th Half Marathon 1:02:39
Fukuoka Marathon Fukuoka, Japan 8th Marathon 2:12:29
2009 Tokyo Marathon Tokyo, Japan 10th Marathon 2:14:00
Berlin Marathon Berlin, Germany 8th Marathon 2:12:54
2011 Beppu-Ōita Marathon Beppu-Ōita, Japan 5th Marathon 2:12:26
2013 Lake Biwa Marathon Ōtsu, Japan DNF Marathon -
Nagano Marathon Nagano, Japan DNF Marathon -
2015 Ishigakijima Marathon Okinawa, Japan 1st Marathon 2:39:25

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nakamura, Ken (2013-04-21). Kawauchi and Puchkova win snowy Nagano Marathon. IAAF. Retrieved on 2013-04-22.

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