Saturday, November 7, 2009

Nakamura and Masai's WC 10000 m Times Disallowed by IAAF

translated by Brett Larner

The IAAF announced on Nov. 5 that the PB time of 31.14.39 recorded by Yurika Nakamura (Team Tenmaya) in finishing 7th in August's World Championships 10000 m would be disallowed from official records along with the times recorded by winner Linet Masai (Kenya), 20th place finisher Yukari Sahaku (Team Universal Entertainment) and six other athletes who started on the outer half of the track. This group of nine was to run a portion of a lap in the outer lanes before moving in to join the rest of the field, but due to organizers' failure to put down correct markings on the track the group cut in early. While their times will be disallowed, no change will be made to the official finishing order. Nakamura's official PB will be amended to her previous mark of 31:31.95.

1 comment:

Kevin said...

Yurika Nakamura should sign up to run yokohama. Can she just run a marathon already?