Japanese National Record In Barefoot Marathon By Jun Matsumoto This is from our main Facebook page: Jun Matsumoto Barefoot Runners Society Follow · 11 hrs · Hello,everyone! I have a good news from Japan. My student, Mr.Seiji Nishizawa made a Japanese national record in barefoot marathon in November,2018. His time was 2hrs.40min.15sec.. It is still far from the record of Abebe Bikila, but Seiji did his best. He started barefoot running 4 years ago, and still improving. We learn a lot from this page, and hope that all of you enjoy barefoot running. Sincerely.