Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Marathoner Shimahara Expecting First Child

http://www.nikkansports.com/sports/athletics/news/f-sp-tp0-20120627-973978.html

translated and edited by Brett Larner

On June 27 the management company of Hokkaido Marathon course record holder Kiyoko Shimahara, 35, who retired following January's Osaka International Women's Marathon, announced that she is expecting her first child.  The baby is due in December, following which Shimahara hopes to make a return to competition.  Shimahara is married to 2008 Hokkaido Marathon winner Masaru Takamizawa, the head coach at Nagano's famed Saku Chosei High School.

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