Saturday, May 14, 2011

Asian Games Silver Medalist Kitaoka Withdraws From Gifu Half Marathon

translated by Brett Larner

At the May 14 pre-race press conference for the first running of the Naoko Takahashi Cup Gifu Seiryu Half Marathon, scheduled for May 15 in Gifu, organizers announced the withdrawal of 2010 Asian Games silver medalist Yukihiro Kitaoka (Team NTN) from the half-marathon after he sustained an injury to his upper right hamstring. Kitaoka is scheduled to run August's World Championships marathon in Daegu, Korea. Kitaoka qualified for the World Championships team by winning a silver medal at last fall's Asian Games marathon.

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