Monday, February 7, 2011

Yamanouchi Strikes Again, and Again

by Brett Larner

17 year old high school junior Minami Yamanouchi, who turned heads in November by breaking the women's course record at the Nishi-Kanasa 14 km by 9 minutes and then running a 2:56:04 marathon two days later, showed up running well in two Kanto-area races in the last week and a half. On Jan. 30 she was 2nd overall in the Katsuta Marathon in a PB of 2:52:54. One week later she finished 5th at the Feb. 6 Kanagawa Half Marathon in 1:20:54. A prefectural 800 m champion in junior high school and now self-coached at a high school without a track program, you can't help but wonder what Yamanouchi could be capable of with a good coach behind her.

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1 comment:

Scott Brown said...

A good coach and a good manager Brett!

Go on approach her, you know you want to ;)