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Kyushu Jitsugyodan Ekiden - Results

2010 Kyushu Jitsugyodan Ekiden
Fukuoka-Kitakyushu, 11/23/10
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Stage Best Performances
1st Stage (13.4 km) - Masato Imai (Team Toyota Kyushu) - 40:22
2nd Stage (10.2 km) - Satoru Sasaki (Team Asahi Kasei) - 31:20
3rd Stage (10.5 km) - Kazuhiro Maeda (Team Kyudenko) - 28:55
4th Stage (12.2 km) - Tomoya Onishi (Team Asahi Kasei) - 35:36
5th Stage (8.7 km) - Paul Tanui (Kenya/Team Kyudenko) - 24:50
6th Stage (9.6 km) - Kenichi Shiraishi (Team Asahi Kasei) - 28:17
7th Stage (14.2 km) - Yuki Iwai (Team Asahi Kasei) - 41:35

Top Team Results - 78.8 km
1. Team Asahi Kasei - 3:53:33
2. Team Yasukawa Denki - 3:55:38
3. Team Kyudenko - 3:57:47

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