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Back From Kunming, Shibui Looks Toward Nagoya

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translated by Brett Larner

Marathoners Yoko Shibui and Reiko Tosa returned from Team Mitsui Sumitomo Kaijo's training camp in Kunming, China, arriving at Tokyo's Narita International Airport on Dec. 7. The two athletes had been training together in preparation for the Dec. 14 All-Japan Jitsugyodan Women's Ekiden in Gifu Prefecture.

After finishing 4th in November's Tokyo International Women's Marathon following a blazing first half, Shibui plans to try again to make the Japanese national marathon team for next summer's World Track and Field Championships in Berlin. She will skip over January's Osaka International Women's Marathon, aiming instead for the Nagoya International Women's Marathon in March.

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srm said…
Could you explain Tosa's situation? I had the impression that she retired or has she changed her mind?
Brett Larner said…
Hi, apparently Tosa will be retiring at the end of the fiscal year, Mar. `09. In Feb. he's going to run one more marathon, a small local race in her hometown where she ran her debut Marathon, then that's it. She was hoping to run the ekiden over the weekend but didn't make the start list.

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