2012 London bronze medalist, former world record holder and, most recently, second in 2017 NYC Marathon, Wilson Kipsang ran and won the Tokushima Marathon, held in Tokushima, Japan on March 25, 2018. Leading 12, 400 runners, Wilson ran a 2:19:35 for the win. The current course record is held by is 2:15:25, set by Guiness marathon (78 sub 2:20s) holder Yuki Kawauchi, set in 2014.
Wilson was in Japan for another reason. Mr. Kipsang has just launched a foundation to help improve the lives and educations of young people in Kenya. He is doing some events in Japan to help bring notice to his foundation and ask for support for the worthy cause.
After the marathon, this thoughtful marathoner held an autograph session at Aibahama Park, in Tokushima to raise awareness for his new foundation.
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