2020HEROES

Head for the world stage! NTT Athletes

Tadashi HORIKOSHI

Para Athletics

Image: Photograph of rugby footballer Tadashi HORIKOSHI during a match.

What's New

Run until the very end, pursuing results beyond my limit.

Thank for your constant encouragement.
The marathon is a taxing sport, but it is the encouragement from supporters that enables me to keep running until the finish. I will train my hardest for Tokyo 2020, so please continue your support.

PROFILE

Image: Facial photograph of Tadashi HORIKOSHI.

Tadashi HORIKOSHI

Event:
 Blind Marathon
Date of Birth:
 July 19, 1988
Hometown:
 Nagano
Height:
 169cm
My Favorites:
 Cerezo Osaka (soccer team)

During elementary school, I swam, and it was after I entered junior high school that I took up athletics. I competed in long-distance track events in the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Paralympics, after which I switched to the marathon event.

PURPOSE

Goals for this season

Better my personal best performance and undertake the kind of training that nobody wants to do.

RESULTS

Main achievements

2019
World Para Athletics Marathon Championships: 3rd Place
2018
Asian Para Games Jakarta: 5,000 m/Gold Medal; 1,500 m/Bronze Medal
2017
World Para Athletics Marathon Championships: 3rd Place
2016
Rio de Janeiro 2016 Paralympic Games Full Marathon: 4th Place
2015
IPC Athletics Marathon World Championships (London Marathon): 3rd Place
2014
Incheon 2014 Asian Para Games: Winner of the 5,000 m and 1,500 m
2012
London 2012 Paralympic Games: 5th Place in the 5,000 m
2008
Represented Japan at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games