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'Bogale Wins 1500m but Ireland’s Mageean Takes Historical [sic] Silver' - World Junior Championships

Note: Men's steeplechase winner Jonathan Ndiku of Kenya and 5th place finisher Desta Alemu of Ethiopia are both based in Japan where they run on the jitsugyodan corporate circuit.

2010 World Junior Championships - Top Finishers
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Men's 3000 mSC Final
1. Jonathan Ndiku (KEN) - 8:23.48
2. Albert Yator (KEN) - 8:33.55 - PB
3. Jacob Araptany (UGA) - 8:37.02
5. Desta Alemu (ETH) - 8:44.07
12. Kosei Yamaguchi (JPN) - 9:00.87

Men's 110 mH Final
1. Pascal Martinot-Lagarde (FRA) - 13.52
2. Vladimir Vukicevic (NOR) - 13.59
3. Jack Meredith (GBR) - 13.59
7. Wataru Yazawa (JPN) - 13.88

Men's 4 x 400 m Relay Final
1. U.S.A. - 3:04.76
2. Nigeria - 3:06.36 - NJR
3. Great Britain - 3:06.49
5. Japan - 3:07.94


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Additions to Japanese National Team for London World Championships

The JAAF has made a series of announcements over the last week confirming additions to its small team for next month's London World Championships. Along with previously announced rosters for track and field events, combined events and road events, the following athletes have been added to the Japanese team. Relay members are pending IAAF confirmation. The final complete team roster is expected next week.

Men's 400 m Hurdles
Ryo Kajiki (Josai Univ.) - 49.33
Yusuke Ishida (Waseda Univ.) - 49.35

Men's 3000 m Steeplechase
Hironori Tsuetaki (Fujitsu) - 8:29.05

Men's 4 x 400 m Relay
Yuzo Kanemaru (Otsuka Seiyaku) - 45.76
Kosuke Horii (Sumitomo Denko) - 45.88

Women's Javelin Throw
Yuki Ebihara (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - 61.95 m

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