translated by Brett Larner
Kawauchi after winning in Kushiro. Click photo to enlarge.
At the 39th Kushiro Shitsugen 30 km Road Race on July 31 in Kushiro, Hokkaido, Daegu World Championships marathon team member Yuki Kawauchi (Saitama Pref.), won in a course record 1:33:55. Kawauchi ran the race as a tuneup for next month's World Championships marathon.
Translator's note: At last week's Shibetsu Half Marathon Kawauchi averaged 3:09/km. In Kushiro he averaged 3:08/km for 30 km, suggesting he is on track for a recovery in time for Daegu from the heat stroke that hit him late in June's Okinoshima 50 km.