Runners from the Land of Rising Sun (Part 2) — Lydiard Connection

Lydiard training camp in 1962 with Lydiard in the center; Team Kanebo’s coach, Sadanaga on the far left. 1952 Boston Marathon champion, Keizo Yamada directly behind Lydiard in dark tights
During the training camp in New Zealand in 1963, the Japanese team visited Bill Baillie. From top left: Terasawa (world marathon record)-Magee-Puckett-Baillie-Scott-Watanabe. Front left: Kimihara (silver medal 1968)-Tsuburaya (bronze medal 1964)-Ohtani-Sato
Top: 1978 Beppu Marathon with Shigeru Soh leading (the red shoes Takeshi Soh (#4) is wearing are the first prototype ASICS Sorties: “Because my name is Soh” he said jokingly!). Bottom: the Japanese sweep at 1978 Fukuoka Marathon
The late Kiyoshi Nakamura
Nobby (right) and Shigeharu Watanabe (left) with Yoshio Koide
A hand-written card from Kiyoshi Nakamura
Young Yuya Yoshida winning the 2020 Fukuoka Marathon in 2:07:05
Toshi Takaoka (left), Renato Canova (middle), and Nobby Hashizume (right) at Copley Plaza in Boston

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