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Paul Tanui, Ryoko Kizaki Top National Corporate 10000 m

http://www.chugoku-np.co.jp/NewsPack/CN2010092401001013_Sports.html

translated and edited by Brett Larner

On the first day of the 2010 National Jitsugyodan Track and Field Championships, Sept. 24 at Niigata's Big Swan Stadium, Kenyan ace Paul Tanui (Team Kyudenko) emerged victorious in the men's 10000 m with an excellent time of 27:22.32, outkicking sub-27 man Josephat Ndambiri (Kenya/Team Komori Corp.) by less than second. Top Japanese honors went to former Toyo University captain Tomoya Onishi (Team Asahi Kasei) who ran a massive PB to finish 5th in 27:50.72, the best time of the year by a Japanese man and the fastest ever by a Japanese man at the Jitsugyodan Championships. Masato Kihara (Team Kanebo) and Takuya Fukatsu (Team Asahi Kasei) joined Onishi in going under 28 minutes for the first time, Kihara's time of 27:52.75 also under the previous Japanese meet record. Altogether nine men ran in the 27-minute range.

In the women's 10000 m, November's Asian Games 10000 m team member Ryoko Kizaki (Team Daihatsu) took down 3000 m, 5000 m and half marathon national record holder Kayoko Fukushi (Team Wacoal) in the final 100 m to win the 10000 m A-heat in 32:16.40. B-heat winner Yuka Takashima (Team Denso) was not far off the A-heat winner's level, taking the 'slower' heat in a PB of 32:22.93.

2010 National Corporate T&F Championships - Top Finishers
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Men's 10000 m Heat Two
1. Paul Tanui (Kenya/Team Kyudenko) - 27:22.32
2. Josephat Ndambiri (Kenya/Team Komori Corp.) - 27:22.78
3. John Thuo (Kenya/Team Toyota) - 27:25.09
4. Gideon Ngatuny (Kenya/Team Nissin Shokuhin) - 27:26.02
5. Tomoya Onishi (Team Asahi Kasei) - 27:50.72 - PB
6. Masato Kihara (Team Kanebo) - 27:52.75 - PB
7. Bitan Karoki (Kenya/Team S&B) - 27:53.96
8. Takuya Fukatsu (Team Asahi Kasei) - 27:56.29 - PB
9. Samuel Ndungu (Kenya/Team Aichi Tokushu Seiko) - 27:58.51
10. Yoshinori Oda (Team Team Toyota) - 28:16.73

Women's 10000 m Heat Two
1. Ryoko Kizaki (Team Daihatsu) - 32:16.40
2. Kayoko Fukushi (Team Wacoal) - 32:18.96
3. Mai Ito (Team Otsuka Seiyaku) - 32:21.37
4. Yukiko Akaba (Team Hokuren) - 32:26.25
5. Hiroko Miyauchi (Team Kyocera) - 32:39.13
6. Megumi Seike (Team Sysmex) - 32:42.97
7. Mari Ozaki (Team Noritz) - 32:43.64
8. Saori Nejo (Team Hokuren) - 32:44.37
9. Noriko Higuchi (Team Wacoal) - 32:45.22
10. Yoshiko Fujinaga (Team Shiseido) - 32:50.16

Men's 10000 m Heat One
1. Hiroyuki Ogawa (Team Yachiyo Kogyo) - 28:42.39
2. Kazuyoshi Shimozato (Team Komori Corp.) - 28:43.46
3. Koji Watanabe (Team Osaka Gas) - 28:46.16
4. Hiroshi Takahashi (Team JFE Steel) - 28:46.71
5. Norihide Fujimori (Team Chugoku Denryoku) - 28:48.06

Women's 10000 m Heat One
1. Yuka Takashima (Team Denso) - 32:22.93 PB
2. Kaori Urata (Team Tenmaya) - 32:24.46
3. Hiromi Chujo (Team Wacoal) - 32:43.02
4. Chika Horie (Team Universal Ent.) - 32:57.32
5. Ayumi Sakaida (Team Daihatsu) - 32:59.92

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