Sunday, June 5, 2011

Deki Over Ueno at Setagaya TT 5000 m

by Brett Larner

After a couple of disappointing performances, Aoyama Gakuin University's talented distance specialist Takehiro Deki returned with a 5000 m PB at Saturday's Setagaya Time Trials meet. Outkicking 2009 national champion Yuichiro Ueno (Team S&B) with a 60 second final lap, Deki clocked 13:54.09 in the evening heat continuing his progression since his surprising breakout course record at last fall's Takashimadaira 20 km. Ueno, who has been mostly out of competition this season, is scheduled to run the 1500 m and 5000 m at next weekend's National Championships.

Setagaya Time Trials Men's 5000 m Heat 3
Kinuta Park Field, Setagaya, Tokyo, 6/4/11
click here for complete results

1. Takehiro Deki (Aoyama Gakuin Univ.) -13:54.09 - PB
2. Yuichiro Ueno (Team S&B) - 14:03.95
3. Ryotaro Otani (Aoyama Gakuin Univ.) - 14:04.47

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