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Ono and Obare Win in Hokuren Distance Challenge (updated)

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translated by Brett Larner

At the fourth meet in the Hokuren Distance Challenge series, the July 11 Kushiro meet, Athens Olympian Ryuji Ono (Team Asahi Kasei) took the men's 10000 m in 28:27.20. Satoshi Irifune (Team Kanebo), who will run the marathon at August's World Championships in Berlin, was 9th in 28:38.44.

Kenyan Doricah Obare (Team Hitachi) won the women's 3000 m in 9:03.32, with Berlin World Championships 5000 m runner Yurika Nakamura (Team Tenmaya) 3rd in 9:11.32.

2009 Hokuren Distance Challenge Kushiro Meet - Top Finishers
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Men's 10000 m A-heat
1. Ryuji Ono (Team Asahi Kasei) - 28:27.20
2. Ryo Yamamoto (Team Sagawa Express) - 28:29.67
3. Takuya Noguchi (Nittai Univ.) - 28:30.06
4. Tsuyoshi Makabe (Team Kanebo) - 28:31.16
5. Michael Gichinji (Aomori Yamada H.S.) - 28:32.40
6. Daisuke Matsufuji (Team Kanebo) - 28:33.12
7. Kazuya Deguchi (Nittai Univ.) - 28:34.02
8. Shota Yamaguchi (Team Fujitsu) - 28:37.25
9. Satoshi Irifune (Team Kanebo) - 28:38.44
10. Martin Waweru (Team Fujitsu) - 28:38.66
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25. Yuki Yagi (Waseda Univ.) - 28:55.48

Women's 10000 m
1. Tomoka Inadomi (Team Wacoal) - 32:41.57
2. Hiromi Ominami (Team Toyota Shatai) - 32:45.99
3. Noriko Higuchi (Team Wacoal) - 32:46.41
4. Hitomi Nakamura (Team Panasonic) - 32:51.61
5. Mika Okunaga (Team Kyudenko) - 33:05.60
6. Miki Watanabe (Team Panasonic) - 33:07.46
7. Kasumi Oyagi (Team Panasonic) - 33:09.64
8. Shoko Miyazaki (Team Toyota Jidoshoki) - 33:11.19
9. Risa Nakamura (Team Hitachi) - 33:25.30
10. Tomo Morimoto (Team Tenmaya) - 34:02.33

Men's 10000 m B-Heat
1. Yusuke Kawaminami (Team Osaka Gas) - 28:43.43
2. Etsu Miyata (Team Fujitsu) - 28:53.03
3. Tatsunori Sendo (Team Sagawa Express) - 28:56.44

Women's 3000 m
1. Doricah Obare (Team Hitachi) - 9:03.32
2. Ayaka Mori (Team Toyota Jidoshoki) - 9:10.69
3. Yurika Nakamura (Team Tenmaya) - 9:11.32
4. Mai Ito (Team Otsuka Seiyaku) - 9:18.69
5. Tomoka Tokuda (Team Yamada Denki) - 9:21.88

Men's 3000 m
1. Osamu Ibata (Team Otsuka Seiyaku) - 8:15.54
2. Kazuya Namera (Saku AC Hokkaido) - 8:18.08
3. Patrick Morgan (U.S.A.) - 8:25.75
4. Kei Kiba (Team S&B) - 8:26.30
5. Shunta Kubo (Sapporo Gakuin Univ.) - 8:31.16

Women's 3000 m B-Heat
1. Risa Takemura (Team Kyudenko) - 9:50.18
2. Sayaka Yamaguchi (Team Hitachi) - 9:51.09
3. Mibu Isogai (Team Tenmaya) - 9:53.97

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