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Kano Wins Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon

http://www.plus-blog.sportsnavi.com/kmanabu/article/98

translated by Brett Larner
photo by Manabu Kawagoe


On October 5th, Yuri Kano (Second Wind AC) won the Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon in San Jose, California. With an early morning start at 8:00 a.m. temperatures were low. Kano ran a comfortable first half, treating the second half of the race as a practice run for next month's Tokyo International Women's Marathon. Running together with Ethiopia's Masresha Azalech until the 10 km mark, Kano sustained a higher pace over the second half, launching a final spurt to seal her lead with 2 miles to go. For Kano, her finishing position in this race was the most important thing.

Splits:
5 km: 16:36
10 km: 33:17
10 miles: 53:35
finish: 1:10:03

Translator's note: Kano won June's Sapporo International Half Marathon in a PB of 1:08:57 and finished 3rd in July's New York City Half Marathon.

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