2011 World Championships marathon team member Yuki Kawauchi (Saitama Pref.) reportedly collapsed shortly before the finish line of today's Okinoshima 50 km ultramarathon and was taken away by ambulance to receive emergency medical treatment. Kyoto-based ultra runner Yotsuba70 was at the Okinoshima race to compete in the 100 km division, which started 6 1/2 hours before the 50 km, and was on-hand to see Kawauchi's collapse, reporting it on his Twitter feed. Additional details will be added as they are reported.
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