Dai Tamesue is the first Japanese sprinter to win a medal in a track event at a World Competition. Dai won a bronze medal at the 2001 World Championships in Edmonton and 2005 World Championships in Athletics in Helsinki and holds the Japanese record for Men’s 400 meter hurdles. Dai also represented Japan in the Sydney, Athens, and Beijing Olympics.

Since retiring, Dai has taken a particular interest in athlete development from both a performance and personal stand point. He Founded athlete society to help athletes from Asian nations nurture their careers, but also to bring them closer to society in the process. A particularly philanthropic individual, Dai's other assignments include; - Specially assigned researcher for the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology in Tokyo University (2014) - Member of the evaluation committee for the New National Stadium reconstruction planning procedure of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (2015) - Sports Legacy Project management committee member for the Tokyo Marathon Foundation.

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