Sunday, November 25, 2007

Sekiya Sets Asian 24-Hour Record at Togo International Ultramarathon

http://www.nikkei.co.jp/news/main/20071125STXKA005625112007.html

translated by Brett Larner

Asia`s most prestigious 24-hour ultramarathon, the Togo International Ultramarathon in Taipei, took place from Nov. 24 to 25 on Togo University`s 400 m track. Ryoichi Sekiya of Kanagawa Prefecture won the men`s race, while Sumie Inagaki of Aichi Prefecture and Yuko Okiyama of Tokyo took first and third in the women`s race.

Sekiya shattered the Asian record by 3 km, setting a new mark of 275.684 km. Inagaki ran a total of 232.920 km.

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