translated by Brett Larner
Mizuki Noguchi (Team Sysmex) will make her first public appearance since withdrawing from the Beijing Olympics marathon this weekend when she appears at a seminar organized by her coach Nobuyuki Fujita in Sado, Niigata Prefecture.
The event, 'Fujita Running Academy (FRA),' is designed to help discover, motivate and develop young runners with high potential by giving them access to world-class coaching and famous athletes. FRA has so far been held in locations including Okinawa and Nagasaki Prefectures.
Noguchi is scheduled to talk Oct. 11 on her experiences with the Athens and Beijing Olympics and on her future plans. On Oct. 12 Fujita and Noguchi will conduct a running clinic for students in grades five through nine.
Participation in FRA is free. Noguchi's talk will take place Oct. 11 at 6:00 p.m. in Sado's Amusement Sado Hall. The running clinic will be held Oct. 12 at 10:00 a.m. at Mano Field, Sado. (In the event of rain the clinic will move to Sado Sports House Gymnasium). For more information please contact the Sado Civic Sports Education Information Line at 0259-27-4181.