Monday, October 4, 2010

University Runners Win 35th Sapporo Half Marathon

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/e-japan/hokkaido/news/20101004-OYT8T00012.htm

translated by Brett Larner

A record 12,689 runners took part in the 35th anniversary Sapporo Half Marathon on Oct. 3. Conditions at the 10:00 a.m. start were an ideal 15.4 degrees, helping many in the field to reach their pre-race goals. Komazawa University senior Shuichi Fujiyama won the men's race in 1:05:27, while national champion Bukkyo University's Sayuri Yamanaka won the women's category in 1:16:41.

Translator's note: This is a separate event from July's Sapporo International Half Marathon.

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