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Video of Olympic Marathoner Kizaki and Teammate Nakazato Training in Flagstaff


The Daihatsu women's team posted this video of London Olympics marathon team member Ryoko Kizaki and her teammate, 2:24:28 marathoner Remi Nakazato, training in Flagstaff, Arizona on its website.  According to the splits being called out, in the early part of the video the group is running just under 4:00/km pace.  After the jump Kizaki and Nakazato are running roughly 3:35/km, closing with a 3:28 before doing some sprints. Nakazato's comments:

I'm Remi Nakazato.  Right now I'm based in Flagstaff in the United States.  Every day I'm training hard with all my great teammates.  Since I got here I've been feeling better and better, so the workouts have been really fulfilling and day-to-day life has been a lot of fun.  My next race is the National Track and Field Championships in Osaka in June.  I'm from Osaka, so I want to run the kind of race that's going to make everybody who comes to watch happy.  I also want to tell everyone who ordinarily supports me and the people who make my training possible that I'm working hard.  Here in America I'm eating a lot, running a lot, and I'm happy and healthy and doing my best.  Thank you for your support now and in the future.

translation (c) 2012 Brett Larner
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Comments

TokyoRacer said…
That's why I don't reach my full potential - I have no one to hand me water during my training runs!
And I don't change direction....

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