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Boston Marathon Winner Is "Big Into BABYMETAL"

Posted by on April 19, 2018 at 1:36 pm

This year's winner of the Boston Marathon is a metalhead. Yuki Kawauchi won this year's marathon in 2 hours, 15 minutes, 58 seconds, through 38-degree weather.

He was the first Japanese man to win the event since 1987. And, what kept Kawauchi going? Some heavy metal!

MetalSucks reports during a press conference after the run, Kawauchi talked about the music he listens to:

“I really like singing songs by X Japan, in particular ‘Silent Jealousy,’ but recently I’ve also been big into Babymetal.”

Here's the press clip:

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In case you aren't familiar with the majesty of X-Japan's "Silent Jealousy," here is a performance at the famed Tokyo Dome:

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