Morio Shigematsu

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Morio Shigematsu (重松 森雄, Shigematsu Morio, born 21 June 1940) is a former Japanese long-distance runner who competed in marathons.

On June 12, 1965, Shigematsu set a world's best in the marathon with a time of 2:12:00 at the Polytechnic Marathon.[1] Less than two months earlier, he had set a course record at the 1965 Boston Marathon (2:16:33).[2][3] In his career, in 22 marathons started, he recorded 6 victories, placed second 3 times and third once. Shigematsu ran seven marathons under 2:20.


  • All results regarding marathon, unless stated otherwise
Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Japan
1964 Fukuoka Marathon Fukuoka, Japan 5th 2:17:57
1965 Beppu Ōita Marathon Beppu, Ōita Japan 4th 2:16:15
Boston Marathon Boston, United States 1st 2:16:33
Polytechnic Marathon Chiswick, United Kingdom 1st 2:12:00
1966 Beppu Ōita Marathon Beppu, Ōita, Japan 9th 2:16:16
1968 Beppu Ōita Marathon Beppu, Ōita, Japan 10th 2:17:46
Lake Biwa Marathon Ōtsu, Japan 4th 2:17:15


Preceded by Men's marathon world record holder
June 12, 1965–December 3, 1967
Succeeded by
Sporting positions
Preceded by Men's Polytechnic Marathon winner
Succeeded by