Tuesday, June 7, 2011

World Championships Marathoners Ozaki and Nojiri Head for U.S. Altitude Training


translated by Brett Larner

Teammates at both the Daiichi Seimei women's ekiden team and this summer's World Championships marathon in Daegu, Korea, Yoshimi Ozaki and Azusa Nojiri left from Tokyo's Narita Airport on June 6 for two months of altitude training in Boulder, Colorado. Ozaki, the defending World Championships silver medalist, plans to adjust to the change in environment by running the June 11 New York Mini 10 km and the June 18 Steamboat Classic 4-miler in Illinois. "I want to get the feeling of racing back while building up my mileage in training," she commented, saying that her target is to run 800 km per month. Both Ozaki and Nojiri went to Daegu in May to tour the World Championships course. "It's my kind of course," smiled Nojiri. "I'll be ready for it."

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