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Iwamoto, Hashimoto Win Karatsu 10-Miler (updated)

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translated and edited by Brett Larner

At the 51st Karatsu 10 Mile Road Race, Feb. 13 in Karatsu, Saga, Yuki Iwamoto (Team Mazda) ran 47:20 to take his first win at the race. Known as the "God of the Mountain" during his Hakone Ekiden days at Juntendo University, Masato Imai (Team Toyota Kyushu) was 3rd, while 2004 Athens Olympics 10000 m runner and 2008 Karatsu winner Ryuji Ono (Team Asahi Kasei) finished only 26th.

In the women's 10 km, Fumiko Hashimoto (Team Shimamura) won in 33:18, while Athens Olympics marathon 7th placer Naoko Sakamoto (Team Tenmaya) finished 18th. Akira Iwasaki (Tosu Kogyo H.S.) won the high school boys' 10 km in a PB of 30:04, while Sayaka Nishimura (Kawatana H.S.) won the high school girls' 5 km in 17:18.

2011 Karatsu 10-Mile Road Race
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Men's 10 Miles
1. Yuki Iwamoto (Team Mazda) - 47:20
2. Yuki Oshikawa (Team Toyota Kyushu) - 47:21
3. Masato Imai (Team Toyota Kyushu) - 47:25
4. Yukinobu Nakazaki (Team Toyota Kyushu) - 47:26
5. Takamasa Uchida (Team Toyota) - 47:29
6. Yuki Yagi (Waseda Univ.) - 47:30
7. Yuya Ito (Team Toyota) - 47:33
8. Kyohei Nishi (Team Kyudenko) - 47:34
9. Shunji Tsukamoto (Team Kurosaki Harima) - 47:36
10. Hidehito Takamine (Team Fujitsu) - 47:38

Women's 10 km
1. Fumiko Hashimoto (Team Shimamura) - 33:18
2. Shoko Mori (Team Otsuka Seiyaku) - 33:20
3. Madoka Ouchi (Team Juhachi Ginko) - 33:20
4. Yoko Nishimi (Team Juhachi Ginko) - 33:27
5. Akane Sueyoshi (Team Kyocera) - 33:28
6. Rina Nomura (Team Uniqlo) - 33:33
7. Misaki Kato (Team Kyudenko) - 33:36
8. Chieko Kido (Canon AC Kyushu) - 33:37
9. Saki Tabata (Team Otsuka Seiyaku) - 33:40
10. Shizuka Marumo (Team Denso) - 33:53

H.S. Boys' 10 km
1. Akira Iwasaki (Tosu Kogyo H.S.) - 30:04
2. Shohei Otsuka (Oita Tomei H.S.) - 30:06
3. Ryota Kishima (Omuta H.S.) - 30:15

H.S. Girls' 5 km
1. Sayaka Nishimura (Kawatana H.S.) - 17:18
2. Ayaka Yuki (Jiyugaoka H.S.) - 17:30
3. Miki Takemoto (Taku H.S.) - 17:37

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