Renowned running coach Yoshio Koide dead at 80

More Sports / Track & Field Apr 24, 2019

Renowned running coach Yoshio Koide dead at 80

Long-distance running coach Yoshio Koide, who helped Japan become a powerhouse in women's marathon in the 1990s and 2000s, died Wednesday, sources close to him said. He was 80. Known for his lively personality, Koide coached Naoko Takahashi to Japan's first Olympic women's marathon gold ...