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Higuchi Wins Great Eastern Women's Run

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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daigaku - university
ekiden - a long-distance relay race
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gasshuku - an intensive training camp
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rikujo - track and field, the marathon, and other running events
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