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2011 Hakone Ekiden Viewing Guide - Watch Online

by Brett Larner

The 2011 Hakone Ekiden will take place roughly 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Jan. 2 and 3, Japan time.

Click here for JRN's 2011 Hakone Ekiden preview. Click here for JRN's summary of top teams' rosters.

Click here for instructions on how to watch online. Click here for English-language commentary on Twitter.

Click here to visit the offical Hakone Ekiden website. Click here to visit race broadcaster Nihon TV's Hakone Ekiden website.

Click here or here for course maps. Click here for complete entry lists.

2011 Hakone Ekiden teams, bib numbers and uniform colors:

1. Toyo University (navy blue)
2. Komazawa University (purple on white)
3. Yamanashi Gakuin (blue and white)
4. Chuo University (red C on white)
5. Tokyo Nogyo University (dark green with orange trim on white)
6. Josai University (red, yellow and white)
7. Waseda University (white W on burgundy)
8. Aoyama Gakuin University (green and white)
9. Nittai University (white flower on black)
10. Meiji University (white M on purple)
11. Takushoku University (white T on orange)
12. Koku Gakuin University (black and red)
13. Teikyo University (red)
14. Chuo Gakuin University (purple with fluorescent green shorts)
15. Jobu University (black with white trim)
16. Tokai University (pale blue)
17. Nihon University (white N on navy blue)
18. Kanagawa University (white on navy blue)
19. Senshu University (dark green S on white)
20. Kanto Regional Select Team (varying uniforms)


Based on the published entry lists, here is a quick guide to where to find most of the best runners, those with PBs under 14 minutes, 29 minutes and/or 1:03:30. The list will see significant changes on race morning, particularly on stages six through ten on the second day. Alternates may be substituted in, but any runner listed here may not switch to another stage. Updates will be posted when available. Bib numbers indicate team number followed by stage number or alternate number. Refer to the entry list linked above for PB data for each runner by using these bib numbers.

First Stage (21.4 km – record: 1:01:06, Yuki Sato, Tokai ’07)
2-1: Ikuto Yufu (1st yr., Komazawa Univ.)
5-1: Kenta Matsubara (3rd yr., Tokyo Nogyo Univ.)
7-1: Suguru Osako (1st yr., Waseda Univ.)
9-1: Kazuya Deguchi (4th yr., Nittai Univ.)
10-1: Sho Matsumoto (4th yr., Meiji Univ.)
17-1: Naohiro Domoto (3rd yr., Nihon Univ.)

Second Stage (23.2 km – record: 1:06:04, Mekubo Mogusu, YGU ’09)
1-2: Keita Shitara (1st yr., Toyo Univ.)
2-2: Hiromitsu Kakuage (2nd yr., Komazawa Univ.)
3-2: Muryo Takase (4th yr., Yamanashi Gakuin Univ.)
4-2: Yuki Munakata (3rd yr., Chuo Univ.)
5-2: Junya Kinoshita (3rd yr., Tokyo Nogyo Univ.)
6-2: Takamitsu Hashimoto (3rd yr., Josai Univ.)
7-2: Shota Hiraga (2nd yr., Waseda Univ.)
9-2: Takuya Noguchi (4th yr., Nittai Univ.)
10-2: Tetsuya Yoroizaka (3rd yr., Meiji Univ.)
11-2: John Maina (1st yr., Takushoku Univ.)
12-2: Kohei Ogino (3rd yr., Koku Gakuin Univ.)
13-2: Ryota Nakamura (4th yr., Teikyo Univ.)
14-2: Yuji Kobayashi (4th yr., Chuo Gakuin Univ.)
15-2: Yusuke Hasegawa (4th yr., Jobu Univ.)
16-2: Akinobu Murasawa (2nd yr., Tokai Univ.)
17-2: Benjamin Gandu (2nd yr., Nihon Univ.)

Third Stage (21.5 km – record: 1:01:40, Kensuke Takezawa, Waseda ’09)
2-3: Wataru Ueno (2nd yr., Komazawa Univ.)
3-3: Cosmas Ondiba (3rd yr., Yamanashi Gakuin Univ.)
6-3: Masaru Yamaki (4th yr., Josai Univ.)
7-3: Yo Yazawa (3rd yr., Waseda Univ.)
10-3: Masato Kikuchi (2nd yr., Meiji Univ.)

Fourth Stage (18.5 km – record: 55:04, Yusuke Mita, Waseda ’09)
2-4: Kazuhiro Kuga (2nd yr., Komazawa Univ.)
10-4: Kaido Kita (1st yr., Meiji Univ.)

Fifth Stage (23.4 km – record: 1:17:08, Ryuji Kashiwabara, Toyo ’10)
1-5: Ryuji Kashiwabara (3rd yr., Toyo Univ.)
2-5: Shota Inoue (3rd yr., Komazawa Univ.)
4-5: Minato Oishi (4th yr., Chuo Univ.)
7-5: Hideki Inomata (4th yr., Waseda Univ.)
16-5: Tsubasa Hayakawa (2nd yr., Tokai Univ.)
17-5: Hirotaka Tamura (1st yr., Nihon Univ.)

Sixth Stage (20.8 km – record: 58:21, Nobutaka Kaneko, Daito Bunka ’01)
7-6: Hiroki Takano (4th yr., Waseda Univ.)

Seventh Stage (21.3 km – record: 1:02:35, Yuki Sato, Tokai ’08)
1-7: Shogo Otsu (4th yr., Toyo Univ.)
7-7: Hiroyuki Sasaki (2nd yr., Waseda Univ.)

Eighth Stage (21.5 km – record: 1:04:05, Tetsuhiro Furuta, YGU ’97
9-8: Masamichi Shinozaki (4th yr., Nittai Univ.)

Ninth Stage (23.2 km – record: 1:08:01, Jun Shinoto, CGU ’08)
1-9: Takaaki Tanaka (3rd yr., Toyo Univ.)
2-9: Akinori Iida (4th yr., Komazawa Univ.)
5-9: Hideaki Tamura (4th yr., Tokyo Nogyo Univ.)

Tenth Stage (23.1 km – record: 1:08:59, Genta Matsuse, Juntendo ’07)
10-10: Yuta Kobayashi (4th yr., Meiji Univ.)

Top Alternates
1-11: Ryo Takami (4th yr., Toyo University)
1-12: Ryohei Kawakami (3rd yr., Toyo Univ.)
1-13: Hiroyuki Uno (3rd yr., Toyo University)
1-15: Takanori Ichikawa (2nd yr., Toyo Univ.)
2-13: Kenta Chiba (2nd yr., Komazawa Univ.)
4-11: Hayato Saito (4th yr., Chuo Univ.)
6-16: Kosei Yamaguchi (1st yr., Josai Univ.)
7-13: Yusuke Mita (3rd yr., Waseda Univ.)
7-14: Yuki Yagi (3rd yr., Waseda Univ.)
7-16: Fuminori Shikata (1st yr., Waseda Univ.)
8-14: Takehiro Deki (2nd yr., Aoyama Gakuin Univ.)
9-16: Shota Hattori (1st yr., Nittai Univ.)
11-16: Duncan Muthee (1st yr., Takushoku Univ.)
12-12: Norimasa Nishina (4th yr., Koku Gakuin Univ.)

(c) 2010 Brett Larner
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