translated and edited by Brett Larner
photo courtesy of Nissin Shokuhin
Kenyan Gideon Ngatuny (Team Nissin Shokuhin) won the Nov. 24 Nagoya Half Marathon, setting a new course record of 1:00:11 for the 21.0975 km race beginning at Nagoya's Mizuho Park Track and Field Grounds. Satoru Kasuya (Team Toyota Boshoku) was the top Japanese finisher, 3rd overall.
Hiromi Ominami (Team Toyota Shatai) won the women's race in 1:09:31, with her identical twin sister Takami (Team Toyota Shatai) finishing 2nd.
Translator's note: Nagoya was Gideon Ngatuny's half marathon debut. Satoru Kasuya is running his marathon debut at the Dec. 21 Hofu Yomiuri Marathon.
2008 Nagoya Half Marathon Top Finishers
1. Gideon Ngatuny (Team Nissin Shokuhin) - 1:00:11 - new course record
2. Samuel Ndungu (Team Aichi Steel) - 1:01:17
3. Satoru Kasuya (Team Toyota Boshoku) - 1:03:35
4. Noriko Kamijo (Team Aichi Steel) - 1:03:38
5. Shinji Suzuki (Team Aisan) - 1:03:42
1. Hiromi Ominami (Team Toyota Shatai) - 1:09:31
2. Takami Ominami (Team Toyota Shatai) - 1:12:13
3. Kayo Sugihara (Team Denso) - 1:12:55