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Olympic Marathon Women's "Team Japan" Leaves for Flagstaff

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London Olympic marathoners Yoshimi Ozaki (Team Daiichi Seimei) and Risa Shigetomo (Team Tenmaya) left from Tokyo's Narita Airport on June 14 for group training in Flagstaff, Arizona.  The third team member, Ryoko Kizaki(Team Daihatsu) met them after flying up from Osaka's Itami Airport.  It will be the first time all three members of an Olympic team have trained together prior to the Olympics.

Ozaki, the senior member of the team, said, "We're going into this Olympics as Team Japan, and we're going to be competitive.  Having this opportunity to work together is going to motivate us as we get in some great training."  Shigetomo added, "It's the same people I'll be racing with, so I think it's going to be a good training camp."

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Skooby said…
Vancouver, March 9th, 2013

I'll be looking forward to cheer for them for the next Olympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro, in 2016.


2013 Nagoya Ladies Marathon(March 10th, Sun):

Kizaki Ryoko was amazing today, at the 2013 Nagoya Ladies Marathon. She won it, with 2:23:34, qualifying for the 2013 World Track & Field World Championship, in Russia. She left behind, the 2004 Olympic Gold medalist Mizuki Noguchi, who finished in 3rd, and ethiopian Berhane Dibaba, finishing in 2nd, just a few seconds behind the winner Kizaki Ryoko.

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