Hideki Kinoshita, also known as Kino, is an Ivy League graduate marathon addict from New York, NY. With no prior competitive running history, Kino was inspired to take up running after cheering on friends at the 2007 NYC Marathon. The next year, he ran his first full marathon at the age of 29. Less than four years later, this Marathon Maniac ran his 100th total marathon distance race or longer at the 2012 Comrades Marathon 56 miler in Durban, South Africa. Later that same year, Kino completed the 50 States Marathon journey by finishing the 2012 Honolulu Marathon in Hawaii.
Presently, Kino is on his way to finishing a 50sub4 quest of running a sub-4 hour marathon in all 50 states of America, has three continents remaining on his Seven Continents Marathon goal, and aspires to qualify for the Boston Marathon. Kino owns a personal best marathon time of 3:19 and a 24 hour ultra-marathon personal record distance of 104.79 miles (168.64 km).
After becoming a volunteer for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN), Kino found his calling as a charity runner by raising over $64,000 for PanCAN, Back on My Feet (BoMF), the American Cancer Society (ACS), and the WTC Health Program at Mount Sinai Medical Center through his participation in endurance events. Although he has completed a couple of sprint triathlons, his passion lies in running marathons and ultras to support and fundraise for underrepresented charities.
His passion for competing in races is infectious as he continues to encourage those around him to take up the sport of long distance running and push their own physical and mental boundaries.
Follow Kino's latest running adventures and fundraising efforts at:
Run Kino Website