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Yuriko Kobayashi on the Mend From Injury to Left Leg

translated by Brett Larner

Japanese women's 1500 m national record holder and Beijing Olympian Yuriko Kobayashi (Team Toyota Jidoshokki) is scheduled to compete in her first race of the season on June 14 at the Hokuren Distance Challenge Shibetsu meet where she plans to run the 5000 m. According to her team's management, Kobayashi injured the muscle in her left thigh while training in early April. The setback kept her out of training longer than expected, but having resumed training in late May she has entered both the 1500 m and 5000 m at the National Track and Field Championships beginning June 25 in Hiroshima. Her Shibetsu run will serve to help Kobayashi get herself back together before the National Championships.


JB said…
Keep up the great writing/translating. Japan is such a beautiful country! What is the mood like at major track & field meets?

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