translated by Brett Larner
Organizers of the first running of the Naoko Takahashi Cup Gifu Half Marathon, scheduled for May 15, announced on Mar. 7 that two-time Olympic marathon medalist and former world record holder Catherine Ndereba (Kenya) will run this year's race. Takahashi is also scheduled to take part. Ndereba commented, "I'm looking forward to running together with all of you."