Kiyoto Hirabayashi of Kokugakuin University Wins Osaka Marathon V; Does Not Break Qualifying Time for Paris Olympics

The Yomiuri Shimbun
Kiyoto Hirabayashi at the Osaka Marathon 2024 finish line in Osaka on Sunday

Kiyoto Hirabayashi, 21, won the Osaka Marathon 2024 men’s race on Sunday in 2 hours 6 minutes 18 seconds.

The 21-year-old Kokugakuin University student marked a Japanese record for a first-time marathoner.

The race also served as a preliminary selection race for the Paris Olympics men’s team, but no one broke the qualifying time of 2:05:50 set by the Japan Association of Athletics Federations as a condition for selection.