translated by Brett Larner
Senshu University announced on Mar. 27 that former Team Kanebo head coach Kunimitsu Ito, 57, will take over as head coach of its track and field program effective Apr. 1. A legendary marathoner, Ito ran a best of 2:07:57 during his days as an athlete. Athletes he has coached include marathon national record holder Toshinari Takaoka. He retired from his position as head coach at Kanebo in October last year.
Translator's note: Senshu Univ. missed qualifying for the 2012 Hakone Ekiden.