Masazumi Fujioka


Masazumi was born in Fukuoka, Japan in 1971. He started running after moving to the Northwest in 2008 and shortly after he ran his first Ultra, The North Face Endurance Challenge 50m in 2011. With a long list of finishes (and not a single DNF), he has steadily improved from the beginning of his running career and had a standout season in 2014. Some notable finishes include:

  • 1st Bellingham Trail Marathon
  • 9th Chuckanut 50k
  • 8th White River 50 mi
  • 5th Gorge Waterfalls 50k
  • 2nd Beacon Rock 50k

Masazumi also tackled the Ultra-Trail Mt. Fuji and Ultra-trail Mont-Blanc in 2014. Quite the season he had! His love of the Northwest trails and the local running community motivates him to get out and participate TONS of events. Chances are if you are planning on doing any local races this year you will see Masazumi out there, rocking a 7 of course!


February 7th – Orcas Island 50k

March 21st – Chuckanut 50k

April 18th – Yakima Skyline Rim 50k

May 16th – Sun Mountain 50 Mi

June 19th – Bighorn 100 Mi

July 25th – White River 50 Mi


Photos by Glenn Tachiyama