Thursday, June 11, 2009

Takezawa Wins 3000 m at Hokuren Fukagawa Meet

http://sankei.jp.msn.com/sports/other/090610/oth0906102357019-n1.htm
http://www.jiji.com/jc/c?g=spo_30&k=2009061100014

translated and edited by Brett Larner

Complete results will be added when they become available.

Kensuke Takezawa (Team S&B) made a successful pro debut and comeback at the June 10 Hokuren Distance Challenge Fukagawa meet, winning the 3000 m in 8:05.44. In the same meet, 2008 World Half Marathon 5th place finisher Yusei Nakao (Team Toyota Boshoku) fell just short of the World Championships 10000 m A-standard of 27:47.00 but nevertheless recorded an outstanding 22 second PB run of 27:48.71 to take the win. National record holder Fumikazu Kobayashi (Team NTN) won the men's 1500 m in 3:47.37.

World Championships team member Koichiro Morioka (Team Fujitsu) won the 10000 m race walk in 39:56.34, with Yuki Yamazaki (Team Hasegawa) 2nd. Kumi Otoshi (Team Fujitsu) won the women's 10000 m race walk in 44:14.79.

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