Thursday, March 8, 2012

Correction: Only 193 Sub-66 at National University Men's Half-Marathon Championships

by Brett Larner



Earlier this week JRN reported that based on Waseda University posting that one of its athletes had finished 211th at the Mar. 4 National University Men's Half-Marathon Championships in 1:06:11 it appeared that over 200 athletes may have broken 66 minutes for the first time ever.  With complete results available it is now evident that only 193 athletes, led by Teikyo University sophomore Toshikatsu Ebina in 1:02:23, broke 1:06.  This surpasses the previous world record of 188 set at the 2005 Ageo City Half Marathon but falls short of clearing the 200 mark.

JRN regrets the error.

2012 National University Men's Half-Marathon Championships
Tachikawa, Tokyo, 3/4/12
click here for complete results

1. Toshikatsu Ebina (Teikyo Univ.) - 1:02:23 - PB
2. Yudai Yamakawa (Teikyo Univ.) - 1:02:36 - PB
3. Takumi Honda (Nittai Univ.) - 1:02:37 - PB
4. Duncan Muthee (Kenya/Takushoku Univ.) - 1:02:40 - PB
5. Kenta Kitazawa (Takushoku Univ.) - 1:02:40 - PB
6. Kenta Chiba (Komazawa Univ.) - 1:02:41 - PB
7. Yuki Matsumura (Juntendo Univ.) - 1:02:44 - debut
8. Natsuki Terada (Koku Gakuin Univ.) - 1:02:47 - debut
9. Wataru Ueno (Komazawa Univ.) - 1:02:50 - PB
10. Kazuhiro Kuga (Komazawa Univ.) - 1:02:52 - PB
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25. Shuji Matsuo (Senshu Univ.) - 1:03:34
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50. Koki Takahashi (Komazawa Univ.) - 1:04:16
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100. Ryota Watanabe (Nihon Univ.) - 1:04:54
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150.  Kosuke Tanaka (Waseda Univ.) - 1:05:28
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193. Hironari Terada (Nihon Univ.) - 1:05:59
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200. Kodai Matsushita (Chuo Gakuin Univ.) - 1:06:02

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