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2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Wheelchair Elite: Hiroki Nishida

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    2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Wheelchair Elite: Hiroki Nishida
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    LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 28: Hiroki Nishida of Japan and David Weir of Great Britain in the Men's Elite Wheelchair race during the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 28, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

    Hiroki Nishida is focused on improving his marathon finishes with an eye on the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. 

    Name: Hiroki Nishida

    Country of Origin: Japan

    Standout Race: 

    He fared well in his Chicago debut, finishing 10th in 1:30:35, and he did even better last fall, finishing just off the podium in fourth in 1:33:27. Nishida’s 2019 season has been strong with a 10th place finish in Boston and an eighth place finish in London.

    More About Hiroki Nishida: 

    Nishida started racing the AbbottWMM in 2015, posting a 17th place in London and a sixth in Tokyo. He competed in more races in 2016, starting with Tokyo in sixth place, Boston in ninth, London in sixth and New York in 11th. He returned to Tokyo to open his 2017 season with a seventh place finish, moved to Boston to finish fifth in a personal best and then ventured to London to finish 13th at the World Para Athletics Championships. 

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