Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Akaba Leaves for London, Ozaki to Follow

http://www.nikkei.com/sports/news/article/g=96958A9C81818A9996E2E1E5E38DE0E3E2E6E0E2E3E2E2E2E2E2E2E2;da=96958A88889DE2E0E3EAEAE5E6E2E0E3E3E0E0E2E2EBE2E2E2E2E2E2

translated by Brett Larner

With the re-opening of London's Heathrow Airport following the recent volcanic eruption in Iceland which has disrupted travel across Europe, Yukiko Akaba (Team Hokuren) was able to secure departure on a flight on Apr. 21 to compete in the Apr. 25 London Marathon. Despite all the confusion over travel to Europe, she continued to train while waiting for a flight. "This is the first time in a long time that I'll be going to the start line without any injury worries," a happy Akaba told reporters. "If I sit in the lead pack until 30 km then I think I'm going to drop a PB."

Unable to fly on her planned departure date of Apr. 20, World Championships silver medalist Yoshimi Ozaki (Team Daiichi Seimei) was also able to secure a seat on a flight and will travel to London on Apr. 22.

1 comment:

Simon said...

Glad that they can still make it. Will be looking out for them on the course.