Runners to watch in the Boston Marathon
Masazumi SoejimaNumber: W2
Personal Best: Padova, 2008 - 1:21:23
Boston Marathon: First in 2007 (1:29:16); second in 2009 (1:36:57); third in 2008 (1:33:00); fourth in 2010 (1:28:06)
Of Note: Soejima won the mens wheelchair race at Boston in 2007, becoming the only man other than nine-time champion Ernst Van Dyk to win that division since 2001. His winning time of 1:29:16 is his fastest on the course. Soejima has won the Honolulu Marathon every year since 2005, and holds the course record of 1:29:22 set in 2006. He also won the Tokyo Marathon in 2007.