by Brett Larner
The 2010 National University Ekiden Championships take place this Sunday, Nov. 7. With six men with 10000 m PBs under 29 minutes, Izumo Ekiden winners Waseda University come in as the heavy favorites after taking apart rivals Komazawa University last month at Izumo. Komazawa, with five 28 minute men, is traditionally stronger over longer distances and should put a dent in Waseda. Also in strong contention will be two-time defending Hakone Ekiden champion Toyo University, whose ace Ryuji Kashiwarabara returned from recent injury troubles with a 10000 m PB two weeks ago.
The race will be broadcast live by TV Asahi from 8:00 a.m. to 1:40 p.m. Japan time on Nov. 7. That's 7:00 p.m. on Nov. 6 on the East Coast of the U.S. Overseas viewers can watch live online for free using Keyhole TV. Click here for more info. JRN will be doing live race commentary via its Twitter feed JRNLive.
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