Skip to main content

Chepyego and Tanui Return to Win 5000 m Qualifying Heats at National Corporate T&F Championships

by Brett Larner

Fifteen hours after winning the National Corporate Track and Field Championships 10000 m, Kenyan teammates Sally Chepyego and Paul Tanui of Team Kyudenko returned to win their  5000 m qualifying heats.  Chepyego took the women's 5000 m heat one in 15:52.97, the fastest time among the 27 qualifiers for the final, with heat two going to Grace Kimanzi (Kenya/Team Starts) in a relaxed 16:07.28.  Tanui's 13:58.81 was good enough to win the second men's heat but was the slowest of the three men's winning times.  Sera H.S. graduates Bitan Karoki (Team S&B) and Charles Ndirangu (Team JFE Steel) won the other two heats, Karoki in 13:55.72 and Ndirangu in 13:53.61, the fastest time among the 27 qualifiers.  Close behind Ndirangu, Hayato Saito (Team Honda) had the fastest qualifying time by a Japanese runner, 13:55.37.  Karoki and Ndirangu's matchup in the final should be one of the highlights of this year's Championships.

2012 National Corporate Track & Field Championships Day Two
Hakatanomori Field, Fukuoka, 9/22/12
click here for complete results

Women's 5000 m Qualifying Heat One
1. Sally Chepyego (Kenya/Team Kyudenko) - 15:52.97 - Q
2. Risa Kikuchi (Team Hitachi) - 15:53.01 - Q
3. Yuka Miyazaki (Team Kyudenko) - 15:53.42 - Q
4. Tomoka Inadomi (Team Wacoal) - 15:53.57 - Q
5. Akiko Matsuyama (Team Panasonic) - 15:53.84 - Q
6. Yukari Abe (Team Shimamura) - 15:54.00 - Q
7. Yurie Doi (Team Starts) - 15:54.14 - Q
8. Misako Suguro (Team Shiseido) - 15:54.27 - Q
9. Hiromi Suga (Team Denso) - 15:56.85 - Q
10. Yuka Ando (Mizuno) - 15:57.61 - Q
11. Anna Hasuike (Team Higo Ginko) - 16:10.57 - q

Women's 5000 m Qualifying Heat Two
1. Grace Kimanzi (Kenya/Team Starts) - 16:07.28 - Q
2. Doricah Obare (Kenya/Team Hitachi) - 16:07.95 - Q
3. Misaki Onishi (Team Sekisui Kagaku) - 16:09.61 - Q
4. Risa Takenaka (Team Shiseido) - 16:09.77 - Q
5. Rina Yamazaki (Team Panasonic) - 16:09.95 - Q
6. Hanae Tanaka (Team Daiichi Seimei) - 16:09.97 - Q
7. Sayuri Sendo (Team Toyota Jidoshokki) - 16:10.03 - Q
8. Kotomi Takayama (Team Sysmex) - 16:10.05 - Q
9. Misaki Kato (Team Kyudenko) - 16:10.06 - Q
10. Yuki Mitsunobu (Team Kyocera) - 16:10.06 - Q
11. Mayumi Fujita (Team Juhachi Ginko) - 16:10.11 - q
12. Mai Ishibashi (Team Denso) - 16:10.26 - q
13. Chieko Kido (Canon AC Kyushu) - 16:11.08 - q
14. Ayumi Hagiwara (Team Uniqlo) - 16:11.23 - q
15. Hiroko Shoi (Team Nihon ChemiCon) - 16:11.24 - q
16. Miho Ihara (Team Shikoku Denryoku) - 16:14.19 - q

Men's 5000 m Qualifying Heat One
1. Bitan Karoki (Kenya/Team S&B) - 13:55.72 - Q
2. Yuki Sato (Team Nissin Shokuhin) - 13:56.55 - Q
3. Ryohei Kawakami (Team Kanebo) - 13:56.60 - Q
4. Tomoya Adachi (Team Asahi Kasei) - 13:56.61 - Q
5. Kenta Matsumoto (Team Toyota) - 13:56.65 - Q
6. Ryo Matsumoto (Team Shikoku Denryoku) - 13:56.66 - Q
7. Kazuharu Takai (Team Kyudenko) - 13:56.76 - Q
8. Hiroyoshi Umegae (Team NTN) - 13:56.93 - Q
9. Akihiko Tsumurai (Team Mazda) - 13:57.74 - q

Men's 5000 m Qualifying Heat Two
1. Paul Tanui (Kenya/Team Kyudenko) - 13:58.81 - Q
2. Masamichi Yasuda (Team Aichi Seiko) - 14:01.22 - Q
3. Satoru Kitamura (Team Nissin Shokuhin) - 14:01.56 - Q
4. Daisuke Matsufuji (Team Kanebo) - 14:01.69 - Q
5. Tetsuya Yoroizaka (Team Asahi Kasei) - 14:01.90 - Q
6. Yuya Ito (Team Toyota) - 14:01.96 - Q
7. Kohei Matsumura (Team Aisan Kogyo Nagasaki) - 14:02.04 - Q
8. Hidehito Takamine (Team Fujitsu) - 14:02.69 - Q

Men's 5000 m Qualfying Heat Three
1. Charles Ndirangu (Kenya/Team JFE Steel) - 13:53.61 - Q
2. Hayato Saito (Team Honda) - 13:55.37 - Q
3. Daniel Gitau (Kenya/Team Fujitsu) - 13:55.91 - Q
4. Patrick Muwaka (Kenya/Team Aisan Kogyo) - 13:56.07 - Q
5. Kazuya Deguchi (Team Asahi Kasei) - 13:56.17 - Q
6. Naohiro Domoto (Team JR Higashi Nihon) - 13:56.23 - Q
7. Hiroyuki Ono (Team Nissin Shokuhin) - 13:56.59 - Q
8. Minato Oishi (Team Toyota) - 13:57.11 - Q
9. Yuji Sasanuma (Team NTN) - 13:58.23 - q
10. Yoshiyuki Oseki (Team Subaru) - 13:58.59 - q

(c) 2012 Brett Larner
all rights reserved

Comments

Most-Read This Week

Kawauchi Named Captain of Japanese National Team for London World Championships

At a JAAF event at the British Embassy in Tokyo on July 21, marathoner Yuki Kawauchi (30, Saitama Pref. Gov't) was named men's captain of the Japanese national team for next month's London World Championships. Javelin throw national record holder Yuki Ebihara (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) was chosen as women's captain.

In a wide-ranging and impassioned speech 4 minutes and 20 seconds long, Kawauchi stoked the team's morale as he told attendees, "I think that there are athletes here today who look at London as just a checkpoint along the way to the Tokyo Olympics. But as a representative of Japan it is not enough just to be there competing. I feel it strongly. You must produce results at this event, the London World Championships. This is the task assigned to each and every one of us. It is critical that we work seriously to achieve our goals. The Japanese people want nothing less. What can we as athletes do for them? More than just wearing the uniform, each of us mus…

'$500,000 USD Prized Asian Premier Marathon Series 2017-18 Launched in Beijing'

http://athleticsasia.org/index.php/k2-component/143-500-000-usd-prized-asian-premier-marathon-series-2017-18-launched-in-beijing

A very interesting World Marathon Majors-style development with prize money only for Asian athletes. Equally interesting is the absence of a Japanese race in the series. Japanese marathoners would dominate the series if they ran its three component races, their only real current competition in Asia coming from East African-born Bahraini athletes.

Hayakawa and Ichiyama Win Shibetsu Half

2nd in 2015 and 3rd last year, Tsubasa Hayakawa (Toyota) finally succeeded in scoring 1st at the Shibetsu Half Marathon, outrunning 2013-14 winner Masato Imai (Toyota Kyushu) by 6 seconds to win in 1:03:38. Hayakawa pushed it from the early stages of the race, Imai the only one to try to stay with him but ultimately losing touch. 2016 Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon winner Melaku Abera (Kurosaki Harima) was 3rd in 1:03:51.

士別ハーフマラソン
日差しが強くなってきました…💦 pic.twitter.com/qRfUei3aRt — はたのまき (@machakin77) July 23, 2017
The women's field was split between two distances, 10 km and half marathon. Kanako Takemoto (Daihatsu) won the 10 km in 34:27 by a margin of almost 10 seconds over an Otsuka Seiyaku trio led by Ayaka Inoue. 2017 National Cross-Country champion and last year's 10 km runner-up Mao Ichiyama (Wacoal) took the top spot in the half marathon, outrunning teammate and national record holder Kayoko Fukushi and others to win in 1:14:01. Fukushi finished 4th in 1:15:41 behind last ye…