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Toyota Kyushu Accepts Wanjiru's Resignation

translated by Brett Larner

Fukuoka-based Toyota Jidosha Kyushu has formally accepted the resignation from its professional running team of Beijing Olympics men's marathon gold medalist Samuel Wanjiru of Kenya. Head coach Koichi Morishita spoke to Wanjiru by telephone to confirm the gold medalist's intention to leave the company and accepted his decision on behalf of Toyota Jidosha Kyushu. His official resignation date is still to be determined.

On July 27 Toyota Jidosha Kyushu received a letter from a Tokyo law office stating Wanjiru's plan to quit, but the company would not formally accept the letter until it had the opportunity to confirm the news with Wanjiru himself. In the future Wanjiru plans to be active from home bases in Japan, Kenya and Europe.


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Brett Larner
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