Saturday, March 12, 2011

Nagoya International Women's Marathon Cancelled Due to Earthquake

http://www.chunichi.co.jp/niwm/chuushi.pdf

translated by Brett Larner

Due to the major earthquake in northern Japan on Mar. 11, in consideration of the continuous aftershocks and confusion in road traffic and public transportation, we have decided to cancel the 2011 Nagoya International Women's Marathon scheduled for Mar. 13.

Translator's note: This was to be the last selection race for Japan's women's marathon team for the World Championships. Four of the domestic women in the Nagoya field were training in Christchurch, New Zealand at the time of last month's earthquake there.

2 comments:

dennis said...

Will they have to run overseas marathon to get selected?

Brett Larner said...

The Tokyo Championships Ekiden, also scheduled for tomorrow, has just been cancelled.