Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Marathoner Shigetomo Arrives in London


translated by Brett Larner

London Olympics women's marathon team member Risa Shigetomo (Team Tenmaya) arrived at London's Heathrow Airport on July 30th full of enthusiasm ahead of her race on Aug. 5, telling reporters, "I feel ready to go.  I'm really inspired by the other Japanese athletes who have already won medals."

In her final training at altitude in Albuquerque, New Mexico Shigetomo felt less than 100% and came up short of the goals in her training menu, but she did not have any major injury problems. "I think I'll be feeling good on the starting line," she said with a smile.


kevin said...

Why is she selected. Risa didn't make the world champs team last year and has no championship experience. She will finished outside the top 20.

kevin said...

But Risa lost to Irina Mikitenko. You can see photos of Irina way ahead of Risa. Risa debut was slow 2:31:28.