2020HEROES

Head for the world stage! NTT Athletes

Yoshiki TAKENOUCHI

Athletics

Image: Photograph of rugby footballer Yoshiki TAKENOUCHI during a match.

First, get my times down to under 2 hours 9 minutes for the Tokyo Olympics.

I am Yoshiki Takenouchi of the NTT West Japan Track-and-Field Club.
I hope to run in a way that is exciting for all my fellow employees.
I appreciate your continuing support.

PROFILE

Image: Facial photograph of Yoshiki TAKENOUCHI.

Yoshiki TAKENOUCHI

Event:
 Marathon
Date of Birth:
 May 25, 1992
Hometown:
 Osaka
Height:
 176cm
My Favorites:
 Subaru (automobile manufacturer)

During junior high school, I belonged to the soccer club. After entering high school, I casually went to check out the track-and-field club and ended up joining. I then entered Nihon University, which is renowned for its Hakone Ekiden road relay teams. My experience running in the Hakone Ekiden three times showed me the appeal of tenacious road running. Following university graduation I joined NTT West Japan, where I am training under Coach Shimizu. My dream is to wear the hinomaru flag in the marathon event.

PURPOSE

Goals for this season

Cut marathon time to under 2 hours 9 minutes

RESULTS

Main achievements

2017
Fukuoka International Open Marathon Championship: 7th Place (3rd placed Japanese runner); qualified for the MGC Race with a time of 2:10:01