Tsukasa Hirano

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Tsukasa Hirano
Personal information
Born (1983-04-28) 28 April 1983 (age 36) [1]
Osaka, Japan [1]
Residence Tokyo, Japan [1]
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7 in) [1]
Weight65 kg (143 lb) [1]
Sport
Country Japan
SportTriathlon
Turned pro2001

Tsukasa Hirano (Japanese : 平野司, born 28 April 1983 in Osaka) is a Japanese triathlete. He has represented Japan in ITU world cup from 2001 to 2011. He won several triathlon races through domestic and international races such as 2005 Japan Cup and the 2010 Asia Cup Philippines. After he retired from professional sports in 2012, he became the head coach for the NAS triathlon club.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 "Athlete profile: Tsukasa Hirano". International Triathlon Union. Retrieved 10 September 2013.