Monday, July 2, 2012

Rikuren Announces World Half Marathon Team

http://www.nikkansports.com/sports/athletics/news/f-sp-tp0-20120702-976797.html

translated by Brett Larner

On July 2nd the Japanese federation Rikuren announced the men's and women's teams for this year's World Half Marathon Championships, scheduled for October 6 in Bulgaria.  2011 World Championships marathoner Yuki Kawauchi (Saitama Pref.) leads the five men and five women on the teams.

Team members:

Men
Chihiro Miyawaki (Team Toyota) - 1:00:53 (Corporate Championships, 2012)
Tsuyoshi Ugachi (Team Konica Minolta) - 1:00:58 (Marugame, 2011)
Masato Kihara (Team Kanebo) - 1:01:15 (Corporate Championships, 2012)
Naoki Okamoto (Team Chugoku Denryoku) - 1:02:16 (Corporate Championships, 2009)
Yuki Kawauchi (Saitama Pref.) - 1:02:18 (Marugame, 2012)

Women
Yoko Miyauchi (Team Kyocera - 1:09:23 (Sanyo, 2011)
Tomomi Tanaka (Team Daiichi Seimei) - 1:09:47 (Corporate Championships, 2012)
Mai Ito (Team Otsuka Seiyaku) - 1:10:03 (Sanyo, 2011)
Asami Kato (Team Panasonic) - 1:11:21 (Sendai, 2012)
Kayo Sugihara (Team Denso) - 1:11:35 (Miyazaki, 2007)

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