Monday, April 16, 2012

Climbing the Fence, Olympic Marathon Women to Train Together in Flagstaff

translated by Brett Larner

At an April 16 press conference in Tokyo to announce its 2012 support and strengthening program, the Japanese federation Rikuren announced that the three members of the London Olympics women's marathon team, Risa Shigetomo (Team Tenmaya), Ryoko Kizaki (Team Daihatsu) and Yoshimi Ozaki (Team Daiichi Seimei) will break down the traditional barrier between different corporate teams and train for the Olympics together.  For two weeks lasting from late June through early July the trio will train at altitude in Flagstaff, Arizona.  Strengthening Committee head Tadasu Kawano commented, "To be a true Team Japan, we want to make sure that they are in a position to be able to work together."

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