Monday, July 19, 2010

Ozaki Over Kinukawa at Tokyo Nighter

by Brett Larner

The highlight of the first Tokyo Nighter track and field meet, held July 18 at Tokyo's National Stadium, proved to be a 5000 m matchup between 2009 World Championships women's marathon silver medalist Yoshimi Ozaki (Team Daiichi Seimei) and 10000 m junior national record holder Megumi Kinukawa (Team Mizuno). In her first race since being named captain of Japan's team for October's World Half Marathon Championships Ozaki had little trouble dispatching the long-suffering Kinukawa, winning in a perfunctory 16:51.09 to Kinukawa's 16:57.59. For complete results from the Nighter meet, click here.

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