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Aso Wins 51st Himejijo 10 Miler

by Brett Larner

On a cold day when snow blanketed most of the country, Takahiro Aso (Team Aisan Kogyo) ran 47:26 to win the 51st edition of the Himejijo 10-Miler on Feb. 11. Aso outran Meiji University graduate Masamichi Yasuda (Team Aichi Seiko) by 8 seconds to win in the fastest time since course record holder Terukazu Omori's 46:34 at the 2007 race. Continuing with his post-Beijing injury comeback begun two weeks ago at the Chugoku Yamaguchi Ekiden, 2:08 marathoner Satoshi Osaki (Team NTT Nishi Nihon) ran a credible 47:46 to take 8th just 20 seconds off Aso's winning time.

2011 Himejijo 10-Miler
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1. Takahiro Aso (Team Aisan Kogyo) - 47:26
2. Masamichi Yasuda (Team Aichi Seiko) - 47:34
3. Hironori Arai (Team Chugoku Denryoku) - 47:39
4. Yoshiyuki Oseki (Team Aichi Seiko) - 47:42
5. Kazuo Ietani (Team Sanyo Tokushu Seiko) - 47:43
6. Shinichi Watanabe (Team Sanyo Tokushu Seiko) - 47:43
7. Takuji Morimoto (Team Chugoku Denryoku) - 47:44
8. Satoshi Osaki (Team NTT Nishi Nihon) - 47:46
9. Hiroaki Inoue (Team Toenec) - 48:02
10. Osamu Ibata (Team Otsuka Seiyaku) - 48:09

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