Sunday, March 14, 2010

Komazawa's Inoue on Top at National University Men's Half Marathon Championships

by Brett Larner

2010 Hakone Ekiden runner-up Komazawa University's Shota Inoue took the top spot at the 2010 Tachikawa Akishima Half Marathon in Tokyo on Mar. 14, winning in 1:03:11 by two seconds over Ryohei Kawakami of 2010 Hakone winner Toyo University. Doubling as the National University Men's Half Marathon Championships, in 2009 Tachikawa Akishima was the deepest half marathon in the world. This year the top seven men broke 1:03:30, with Kawakami's teammate Hiroyuki Uno 8th in 1:03:31. Altogether 106 men broke 1:06.

2010 Tachikawa Akishima Half Marathon - Top Finishers
1. Shota Inoue (Komazawa Univ.) - 1:03:11 - PB
2. Ryohei Kawakami (Toyo Univ.) - 1:03:13
3. Yuta Igarashi (Senshu Univ.) - 1:03:15
4. Ryota Nakamura (Teikyo Univ.) - 1:03:16
5. Akinori Iida (Komazawa Univ.) - 1:03:17 - PB
6. Koji Kobayashi (Chuo Gakuin Univ.) - 1:03:17
7. Hideki Inomata (Waseda Univ.) - 1:03:24
8. Hiroyuki Uno (Toyo Univ.) - 1:03:31

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