Tuesday, July 14, 2009

2009 Lappeenranta Games, Finland - Results

by Brett Larner

A number of top pro Japanese men competed in the 2009 Lappeenranta Games in Finland on July 12. The biggest results came in the 5000 m, where 2008 World Half Marathon 5th place finisher Yusei Nakao (Team Toyota Boshoku) was 3rd and Yuki Sato (Team Nissin Shokuhin), who earlier this season ran a PB of 27:38 in the 10000 m, was a DNF. Below are the top results of races featuring Japanese runners. For complete results click here.

2009 Lappeenranta Games - Top Results
Men's 5000 m
1. Lewis Korir (Kenya) - 13:36.23
2. Jukka Keskisalo (Finland) - 13:39.81
3. Yusei Nakao (Japan) - 13:44.92
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5. Satoru Kitamura (Japan) - 13:50.33
6. Naoki Okamoto (Japan) - 13:50.88
7. Suehiro Ishikawa (Japan) - 13:52.15
9. Seigo Ikegami (Japan) - 14:14.19
DNF - Yuki Sato (Japan)

Men's 1500 m
1. Mohammed Shahween (Saudia Arabia) - 3:42.81
2. Niclas Sandells (Finland) - 3:43.72
3. Jonas Hamm (Finland) - 3:44.39
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7. Yuki Matsuoka (Japan) - 3:46.72
12. Yasunori Murakami (Japan) - 3:53.94

Men's 800 m
1. Mohemmed Al-Salhi (Saudia Arabia) - 1:45.32
2. Abdulla Abdulgadir (Sudan) - 1:47.16
3. Takeshi Kuchino (Japan) - 1:48.89

Men's 400 mH
1. Ockert Cilliers (South Africa) - 50.03
2. Takayuki Koike (Japan) - 50.41
3. Hiroaki Masuoka (Japan) - 50.75

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