Masazumi Soejima

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Masazumi Soejima
Masazumi Soejima Boston2009.jpg
Soejima during the 2009 Boston Marathon
Medal record
Track and field (athletics)
Representing  Japan
Paralympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Athens 4x400m - T53-54
In this Japanese name, the family name is Soejima.

Masazumi Soejima (副島 正純, Soejima Masazumi, born August 31, 1970- ) is a Japanese athlete. He is best known as a Paralympian Track and field competitor. He competes in category long distance events.

Marathon[change | change source]

In 2011, he won the wheelchair division of the New York City Marathon. He completed the course in 1 hour 31 minutes 41 seconds (1:31:41). He dedicated his race to the children in Japan, who were affected by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami and the Fukushima nuclear disaster.[1]

Soejima won the wheelchair division of the Boston Marathon in 2011.[1]

Paralympics[change | change source]

Masazumi has competed in the marathon in both the 2004 and 2008 Summer Paralympics, 10000m in 2004, 5000m and 1500m in 2008.

In the 4x400m relay in 2004, he won a bronze medal.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Otis, John. "A First and a Record in the Wheelchair Divisions", November 7, 2011; retrieved 2011-11-7.
  2. International Paralympic Committee (IPC), Soejima; retrieved 2011-11-7.