Margaret Akidor Breaks 3000 m JPN All Comers Record at Nittai
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by Brett Larner
18h ago
Two weeks after running 14:44.83 at Kanagawa's Nittai University Time Trials, 22-year-old Margaret Akidor (Comodi Iida) continued her rise up the ranks to global relevance with another stellar run at Nittai on Sunday. Running in the fastest 3000 m heat with support from 19-year-old Agnes Mwikali (Kyocera), Akidor took nearly 20 seconds off her best with an 8:32.53 for the win. That was the ..read more
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Shiseido Wins First National Corporate Women's Ekiden Title Since 2006
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by Brett Larner
1d ago
2nd last year, the Shiseido team won today's Queens Ekiden, its first victory at the National Corporate Women's Ekiden since 2006. First the entire way except for a brief drop to 3rd after a mediocre run from new recruit and women-only marathon NR holder Mao Ichiyama on the race's longest stage, Shiseido was more than 2 minutes ahead of last year's winner Sekisui Kagaku in a course record 2:12 ..read more
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'Olympic Bid Rigging Probe Narrows to 3 Individuals'
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by Brett Larner
1d ago
https://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14778015 ..read more
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Kiplagat 27:07.59 MR to Win Deepest-Ever 10000 m in Hachioji
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by Brett Larner
2d ago
Emmanuel Kiplagat (Mitsubishi Juko) led a 3-way sprint finish to break the meet record at the Hachioji Long Distance meet at Kanagawa's Gion Stadium Saturday, going under the 2023 Budapest World Championships standard for the first time in 27:07.59. 2nd-placer Benson Kiplangat (Subaru) also cleared the 27:10.00 Worlds standard in 27:09.83, 3rd-placer Samwel Masai (Kao) just missing in 27:10.06 ..read more
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'Ad Giant Dentsu Raided Over Alleged Tokyo Olympic Bid Rigging'
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by Brett Larner
2d ago
https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2022/11/6a20a8e6ed95-ad-giant-dentsu-raided-over-bid-rigging-in-tokyo-olympic-test-events.html ..read more
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Hachioji Long Distance, Akidor Back at Nittai, and National Corporate Women's Ekiden - Weekend Preview and Streaming
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by Brett Larner
3d ago
This weekend's main event is Saturday's Hachioji Long Distance meet at western Tokyo's Gion Stadium. The main program features seven heats of men's 10000 m, finely graded as top corporate and collegiate runners tune up for January's New Year Ekiden and Hakone Ekiden. The whole meet will be streamed live above starting at 14:00 local time, with the fastest heat kicking off at 18:20. 29 top ..read more
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Hakone Ekiden Fifth Stage Legends Kamino and Kashiwabara Say Thin Shoes Better for Uphill Running
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by Brett Larner
4d ago
Pro runner Daichi Kamino (Cell Source) has an opinion on today's generation of thick-soled shoes that is getting attention. On Nov. 19 Kamino ran a 13.5 km uphill race on the Hakone turnpike as part of his training, finishing 7th in 54:18. Now 29, Kamino is famous for winning the Hakone Ekiden's legendary uphill Fifth Stage in 2015, earning him the nickname "God of the Mountain III." He has run ..read more
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Hakone Ekiden's Kanto Region Select Team Members Allowed to Choose Own Stage
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by Brett Larner
6d ago
On Nov. 20 Yuji Kawasaki, head coach at Chuo Gakuin University and acting coach of the Kanto Region Student Alliance team for the Jan. 2-3 Hakone Ekiden, announced that team members would be allowed to choose which stage they will run, with first pick given to the highest-placing finisher at October's Hakone Ekiden Yosenkai qualifier half marathon and going down the team's roster in finishing ..read more
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Tango, Kobe, and A Night at the Olympic Stadium - Weekend Racing in Review
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by Brett Larner
1w ago
The return of the legendary Ageo City Half Marathon was the biggest news this weekend, but high-level races were happening on the road and track across the country. On the roads, this season's top non-Kanto Region program Kwansei Gakuin University toppled four-time winner Ritsumeikan University to take the top spot at the 84th Tango University Ekiden Saturday in Kyoto. The season ender for ..read more
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Mulwa Breaks Ageo City Half Marathon Record, Tsubura and Akahoshi NYC-Bound
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by Brett Larner
1w ago
complete report coming shortly35th Ageo City Half MarathonAgeo, Saitama, 20 Nov. 2022complete results coming shortlyWomen1. Chun-Yu Tsao (Taiwan) - 1:13:31 - PB2. Natsumi Kuroda (GRlab Kanto) - 1:17:11 - PB3. Aoi Makara (unattached) - 1:17:41 - PB4. Nagisa Goda (Tokyo T&F Assoc.) - 1:18:435. Momoka Nishijima (GRlab Kanto) - 1:18:59Men1. Boniface Mulwa (Yamanashi Gakuin Univ.) - 1:01:17 - CR2 ..read more
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