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Weekend Track Results

Chugoku Jitsugyodan Long Distance Time Trials
Miyoshi Sports Park, Hiroshima, 9/17/11
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Women's 5000 m
1. Yoshie Kurisu (Team Tenmaya) - 15:56.39
2. Rei Ohara (Team Tenmaya) - 16:21.30
3. Yurika Nakamura (Team Tenmaya) - 16:22.40
4. Kaori Urata (Team Tenmaya) - 16:32.17
5. Miku Kugio (Team Tenmaya) - 17:14.77

Men's 5000 m
1. Charles Ndirangu (Kenya/Sera H.S.) - 13:43.50
2. Takaya Iwasaki (Team Shikoku Denryoku) - 14:08.47
3. Ryo Matsumoto (Team Shikoku Denryoku) - 14:10.47
4. Kazuo Ietani (Team Sanyo Tokushu Seiko) - 14:10.65
5. Akihiko Tsumurai (Team Mazda) - 14:12.81
6. Takehiro Deki (Aoyama Gakuin Univ.) - 14:13.43

Women's 3000 m
1. Susan Wylim (Kenya/Sera H.S.) - 9:06.79
2. Yoko Aizu (Team Shikoku Denryoku) - 9:28.22
3. Shoko Mori (Team Otsuka Seiyaku) - 9:28.97
4. Miho Ihara (Team Shikoku Denryoku) - 9:36.34
5. Ayaka Inoue (Team Otsuka Seiyaku) - 9:38.87

2011 Kinki Regional High School Youth Track and Field Championships
Ojiyama Field, Otsu, 9/16-18/11 - all distance races held 9/18/11
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1st-Yr. Girls' 3000 m
1. Yuki Honbo (Ritsumeikan Uji H.S.) - 9:31.16
2. Kotona Ota (Suma Gakuen H.S.) - 9:31.45
3. Asaka Iwai (Ritsumeikan Uji H.S.) - 9:33.11
4. Yui Fukuda (Suma Gakuen H.S.) - 9:38.36
5. Mizuki Matsuda (Kunei Joshi Gakuin H.S.) - 9:38.91

2nd-Yr. Girls' 3000 m
1. Airi Kiyomasa (Nishiwaki Kogyo H.S.) - 9:29.43
2. Risa Yokoe (Suma Gakuen H.S.) - 9:33.05
3. Mai Hirota (Ritsumeikan Univ.) - 9:33.46
4. Chika Okazaki (Hidaka H.S.) - 9:36.27
5. Nanako Kanno (Ritsumeikan Uji H.S.) - 9:43.76

1st-Yr. Boys' 5000 m
1. Shigeki Fujiwara (Nishiwaki Kogyo H.S.) - 14:57.08
2. Shoma Yamamoto (Nishiwaki Kogyo H.S.) - 15:17.19
3. Ryuta Hosokawa (Osaka Shoin H.S.) - 15:18.77

2nd-Yr. Boys' 5000 m
1. Keisuke Nakatani (Nishiwaki Kogyo H.S.) - 14:44.52
2. Yuki Hirota (Nishiwaki Kogyo H.S.) - 14:45.70
3. Saya Yamamoto (Shiga Gakuen H.S.) - 14:59.02
4. Hirotaka Ido (Tatsuno H.S.) - 14:59.10
5. Kosei Shirokoshi (Ritsumeikan H.S.) - 15:02.13


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Kawauchi Named Captain of Japanese National Team for London World Championships

At a JAAF event at the British Embassy in Tokyo on July 21, marathoner Yuki Kawauchi (30, Saitama Pref. Gov't) was named men's captain of the Japanese national team for next month's London World Championships. Javelin throw national record holder Yuki Ebihara (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) was chosen as women's captain.

In a wide-ranging and impassioned speech 4 minutes and 20 seconds long, Kawauchi stoked the team's morale as he told attendees, "I think that there are athletes here today who look at London as just a checkpoint along the way to the Tokyo Olympics. But as a representative of Japan it is not enough just to be there competing. I feel it strongly. You must produce results at this event, the London World Championships. This is the task assigned to each and every one of us. It is critical that we work seriously to achieve our goals. The Japanese people want nothing less. What can we as athletes do for them? More than just wearing the uniform, each of us mus…

Additions to Japanese National Team for London World Championships

The JAAF has made a series of announcements over the last week confirming additions to its small team for next month's London World Championships. Along with previously announced rosters for track and field events, combined events and road events, the following athletes have been added to the Japanese team. Relay members are pending IAAF confirmation. The final complete team roster is expected next week.

Men's 400 m Hurdles
Ryo Kajiki (Josai Univ.) - 49.33
Yusuke Ishida (Waseda Univ.) - 49.35

Men's 3000 m Steeplechase
Hironori Tsuetaki (Fujitsu) - 8:29.05

Men's 4 x 400 m Relay
Yuzo Kanemaru (Otsuka Seiyaku) - 45.76
Kosuke Horii (Sumitomo Denko) - 45.88

Women's Javelin Throw
Yuki Ebihara (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - 61.95 m

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'$500,000 USD Prized Asian Premier Marathon Series 2017-18 Launched in Beijing'

A very interesting World Marathon Majors-style development with prize money only for Asian athletes. Equally interesting is the absence of a Japanese race in the series. Japanese marathoners would dominate the series if they ran its three component races, their only real current competition in Asia coming from East African-born Bahraini athletes.