Rimi Riga Marathon 2020 finisher's medals by Junichi Kawanishi
The author of the 30th season marathon medals is Japanese designer Junichi Kawanishi, who also designed the medals for the Tokyo Olympic Games
“This is a special year for the Rimi Riga Marathon. And just as special was this unexpected offer—to create the medals for the 30th season. During the process of getting to know the history and culture of beautiful Latvia, I felt a spiritual connection to my own country of Japan. I wanted to include several ideas in the medal: the many generations running who thus unite the past and the present. The runners from different countries who meet at the marathon and unite the world through a love of running. Similarly, the Olympic Games use sport to accept the different and unite the world. I also wanted to include the Marathon course in the medal, which weaves through the beautiful Riga, and the two bridges crossed by the runners. The threads of all these ideas weave together in one vibrant flower dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Rimi Riga Marathon,” adds Japanese designer Junichi Kawanishi, SIGNPLAN representative and designer, Director of the Japan Sign Design Association and the Osaka Design Society.