Sunday, April 12, 2009

Nihon University's Benjamin Gando Wins 5000 m Debut

translated by Brett Larner

Nihon University's new Kenyan exchange student Benjamin Gando (1st yr.) made his Japanese debut on Apr. 11, winning a 5000 m race sponsored by Tokai University at Tokyo's Machida Civic Track and Field Grounds in 14:00.65. Gando commented afterwards, "That wasn't the time I was aiming for. I'm really disappointed." Gando hopes to overtake Nihon University's Hakone Ekiden star Daniel Gitau (4th). While he will probably have to wait for Gitau's graduation next spring, Gando showed in his debut that he is already on the leading edge of the university scene.

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