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Higuchi Wins Great Eastern Women's Run

http://www.wacoal.jp/cgi-bin/sports/detail.cgi?idx=407

translated and edited by Brett Larner

On Nov. 11, 2011 Tokyo Marathon winner Noriko Higuchi (Team Wacoal) won the Great Eastern Women's Run half marathon in Singapore, running 1:19:35.  After the race Higuchi commented, "It was hot!  My time isn't really anything to be proud of, but I learned a lot running in this kind of tactical race.  The experience will help me in my future races."

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Betsudai - the Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon
daigaku - university
ekiden - a long-distance relay race
faito - a courseside audience cheer; see ganbatte
ganbatte (ganbare) - a courseside audience cheer; see faito
gasshuku - an intensive training camp
Hakone Ekiden - the annual university men`s championships
jitsugyodan - corporate-sponsored professional running teams
onsen - a hot spring
Q-chan - Naoko Takahashi, the 2000 Sydney Olympics women`s marathon gold medalist, Olympic record holder and first woman to break 2:20 in the marathon
rikujo - track and field, the marathon, and other running events
Rikuren - the JAAF
tasuki - the sash which is handed off during an ekiden
zannen - too bad
otaku - a nerdy, socially awkward person, usually male, who is obsessed with some esoteric topic

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