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National Corporate Championships 5000 m and 3000 m Final Results

2010 National Jitsugyodan T&F Championships - Top Results
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Men's 5000 m - Final
1. Jonathan Ndiku (Kenya/Team Hitachi Cable) - 13:45.69
2. Yusuke Takabayashi (Team Toyota) - 13:48.26
3. Josephat Ndambiri (Kenya/Team Komori Corp.) - 13:49.06
4. Micah Njeru (Kenya/Team Toyota Boshoku) - 13:51.13
5. Hideyuki Anzai (Team Nissin Shokuhin) - 13:52.14
6. Tomoyuki Morita (Team Kanebo) 13:52.48
7. Kenta Murotsuka (SDF Academy) - 13:53.13
8. Takaya Iwasaki (Team Shikoku Denryoku) - 13:53.68
9. Naoki Okamoto (Team Chugoku Denryoku) - 13:56.84
10. Hiroyuki Yamamoto (Team Konica Minolta) - 13:57.61

Women's 5000 m - Final
1. Ann Karindi (Kenya/Team Toyota Jidoshoki) - 15:25.40
2. Doricah Obare (Kenya/Team Hitachi) - 15:27.89
3. Tomoka Inadomi (Team Wacoal) - 15:29.56
4. Yuko Shimizu (Team Sekisui Giken) - 15:29.58
5. Kaori Urata (Team Tenmaya) - 15:31.47
6. Risa Shigetomo (Team Tenmaya) - 15:45.80
7. Christine Muyanga (Kenya/Team Panasonic) - 15:46.61
8. Shoko Mori (Team Otsuka Seiyaku) - 15:47.23
9. Aya Isomine (Team Shiseido) - 15:54.55
10. Mika Yoshikawa (Team Panasonic) - 15:58.07

Junior Women's 3000 m - Final
1. Grace Kimanji (Kenya/Team Starts) - 9:07.99
2. Betelhem Moges (Ethiopia/Team Denso) - 9:08.31
3. Rei Ohara (Team Tenmaya) - 9:11.11
4. Eri Mizutake (Team Mitsui Sumitomo Kaijo) - 9:11.60
5. Ayaka Mori (Team Toyota Jidoshoki) - 9:12.31
6. Natsuki Morita (Team Sekisui Giken) - 9:15.87
7. Maiko Kushima (Niigata Albirex RC) - 9:17.53
8. Ayaka Inoue (Team Otsuka Seiyaku) - 9:20.98
9. Shiori Kakizaki (Team Wacoal) - 9:21.71
10. Miharu Shimokado (Team Daiichi Seimei) - 9:22.85


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