YAMAtune Athlete

KAMBAYASHI TORU

TORU KANBAYASHI

Trail Runner/Fisherman

During his high school, university and corporate team days, Toru ran many Ekiden relay races as a representative of Hokkaido, including during the Annual Inter-Prefectural and Izumo Ekiden. He currently works as a third generation fisherman in his hometown of Betsukai, Hokkaido. His aim is to become "the fastest and strongest fisherman trail runner in Japan."

YAMAtune:スパイダーアーチ 先丸&5TOE / ワークソックス

TAKAYA KATAOKA

Skier/SAJ National Ski Demonstrator

Born in Otaru, Hokkaido. Since childhood, he has been skiing and took part in Junior Ski Technique Championships. After that, he entered Hokkaido University and joined a competitive skiing club. While competing in the the Ski Technique Championships, he also worked on alpine skiing. In winter, he coaches junior students to help the next generation. His latest achievement was the 13th place in the 2021 Japan Ski Technique Championships.

YAMAtune: スノーソックス 足袋 / ブークレソックス 5TOE

KATAOKA TAKAYA

KIMURA TOMONORI

TOMONORI KIMURA

Trail Runner

Trail RunnerBorn and based in Hokkaido, he is one of the top trail runners in the island. He leads many local trail runners and is now taking part on challenges outside Japan. He won his first international race, "Tiger Balm 2019", in Thailand.

YAMAtune:スパイダーアーチ 5TOE

NAOTO MIZUSAWA

Trail Runner/ JNFA Qualified AL Nordic Walk

Based in Higashikawa in Hokkaido near the Daisetsuzan National Park, he's been a trail runner since 2008 and attended many local running races. He has a keen interest in health, enjoys running in the beautiful landscape of Hokkaido and also new experiences in nordic walking.

YAMAtune:スパイダーアーチ 先丸&5TOE

MIZUSAWA NAOTO

NAGAHAMA YASUE

YASUE NAGAHAMA

Trail Runner

She lives in Aichi prefecture and began to be interested in marathons when she heard of the first Nagoya Women's Marathon. Since then, she started trail running and after hard training, won the 2015 OSJ Series Women's Champ. She's fascinated by the long trail races and enjoys nature on a daily basis. 

YAMAtune:スパイダーアーチ 先丸&5TOE

YUKI OKETANI

Triathlete/Triathlete Coach

Since 2016, he has been racing in Japan and overseas, as a player, the Japan Triathlon Union. He also works as a private and group athlete coach in order to improve conditioning and skills to improve results.

YAMAtune:スパイダーアーチ 先丸&5TOE 

Oketani Yuki

SETO YUKA

YUKA SETO

Ski Jump

At the age of 17, she took part in her first FIS Ski Jumping World Cup and managed to achieve the 32nd place. After graduating from high school, she worked with a ski jumping gold medalist, Kazuyoshi Funaki, for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in 2018. Currently, she is a member of Hokkaido High-Tech AC and aims to participate in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

YAMAtune:スパイダーアーチ 5TOE&テレマーク スキーソックス

KOUHEI SHIMIZU

Cross Country Skiing

He started cross-country skiing at a young age. During the 2011 Asian Winter Games, he won a silver medal in the 4 x 10-kilometre relay event with his team. He competed at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2011 in Oslo. In 2017, he won a gold medal in the relay as a representative of Japan at the Asian Games. Currently based in Toyama prefecture, he is an active sportsman and also focuses on community activities.

YAMAtune:スパイダーアーチ 先丸&5TOE/ワークソックス

SHIMIZU KOUHEI

TAKAMURA TAKAKO

TAKAKO TAKAMURA

Trail Runner/Skyrunner/Doctor

Takako Takamura works as a doctor and is a leading female figure in the skyrunner national team in Japan. She won the third-place at Mt. Awa Skyrace® in 2019 and 12th place in the 2019 Skyrunner® World Series overall ranking. She is also an avid cross-country skier during winter.

YAMAtune:スパイダーアーチ 先丸

SARA TERUI

Sprint Canoe

She was born in Hokkaido and currently lives in Hungary. She started competitions in canoe sprinting since junior high school and went to Europe to compete for the Paris Olympics 2024. She's studying at a university in Hungary and training with a Beijing Olympic gold medalist. She's aiming to be the first Japanese medalist in canoe sprint in an international competition. 

YAMAtune:スパイダーアーチ 先丸&5TOE/アームスリーブ

TERUI SARA

YAMAGISHI NATSUKI 

NATSUKI YAMAGISHI

Orienteering/Trail Runner

She entered orienteering at an early age and became the youngest junior representative for Japan at 14 years old. After that, she became a senior representative during 3x years: 2013, 2018 and 2021. She uses her skills in various navigation sports such as mountain marathons and rogaining.

YAMAtune:スパイダーアーチ 先丸

TADAHIRO YAMAKI

Skier/Big Mountain Ski/Expedition Ski

"Big Mountain Skier" from Hokkaido, known as Yamakix.He climbs and slides on domestic and foreign mountains from 5000m+ class mountains like La Paz, 6088m in Bolivia.He is also passionate about guiding stories and the enjoyment of nature through skiing. 

YAMAtune: スノーソックス 足袋 / 先丸

YAMAKI TADAHIRO

YAMAMOTO KENICHI

KENICHI YAMAMOTO 

Trail Runner/Skier

He was born in Yamanashi Prefecture in 1979. After 17 years of teaching in school, he became a professional mountain athlete. He has participated in numerous trail races as a trail runner. Mr Yamamoto took third place, the top spot for Japan, in “Ultra-Trail Mt. Fuji” in May 2012, and in August of that year, he became the first Japanese person to win the “Grand Raid of the Pyrenees.”

YAMAtune:スパイダーアーチ 先丸