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2010 Nagoya Winner Yuri Kano Quits Second Wind AC

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Thank you very much for your continued support of Second Wind AC.  It is extremely unfortunate that I must announce that club member Yuri Kano will be leaving Second Wind AC effective August 31. Kano had been planning to run the Yokohama International Women’s Marathon in November in a bid to make the London Olympics but has been taking time off since July due to a leg injury. A few days ago I received notice from her that she wished to leave the club; in meeting with her face-to-face she said that she wishes to be in a new environment as she pursues a place at the Olympics.

Despite the great generosity of the Second Wind Supporters Club members, each of our sponsors, and the many people who have offered their support up until now, I offer my deepest apologies that the situation came to the point that I must give you this bad news. I ask that each of you continue to give her your sincere support as she pursues her dream. Please also continue to support us here at the club.

Manabu Kawagoe
Head Coach, Second Wind AC


I have decided to leave Second Wind AC as of August 31. In what’s left of my career as an athlete I want to do things the way that seems best to me, and so I have chosen to take this action. I feel regret toward all those people who have worked with me at SWAC since the beginning, and also for the sponsors and club members in SWAC who have been there for me. Thank you for the last four years. I will continue to cheer for SWAC in the future.

Yuri Kano

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