Wednesday, November 14, 2007

IAAF Error: Takayuki Matsumiya Not Scheduled to Run Fukuoka

-----This IAAF article incorrectly reports that 30 km world record holder Takayuki Matsumiya, who this summer set the Japanese national 5000 m record and holds the fastest marathon performance of the year so far by a Japanese man with his 2nd place 2:10:04 finish at Rotterdam, will be running next month`s Fukuoka International Marathon. Japanese media, such as this article:

are reporting that Takayuki Matsumiya is aiming for the 10,000 m in Beijing and thus will not run in Fukuoka or any of the other Japanese Olympic marathon team selection races. His identical twin brother Yuko Matsumiya, who holds a PB of 2:09:18, will be running Fukuoka.

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