A comparison of the Japanese and American men's teams for this year's World Championships marathon. The first column shows the athlete's best time within the qualification window of Sept. 3, 2007 - Aug. 3, 2009. The second column shows his worst time within the same period, and the third column shows his lifetime best. The Japanese team listing includes alternate Kensuke Takahashi.
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