Kota Hokinoue

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Kota Hokinoue (26) at the start of the 2015 London Marathon

Kota Hokinoue (洞ノ上浩太, Hokinoue Kōta, born 30 March 1974) is a Japanese wheelchair athlete.

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Career

Hokinoue's career began in 2002, two years after he sustained a spinal cord injury in a motorcycle accident. [1]

His first marathon was at the 2008 Summer Paralympics, where he placed 5th with a time of 1:23:22. [1] His marathon best is 1:22:01, which he attained at the 2011 Oensingen Wheelchair Marathon; this time became the Japanese record. [1] Hokinoue also holds Japanese records for 5000 m and 10,000 m races. [1]

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References

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