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."