Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Martin Lel and Five More From NYCM Added to Fukuoka Field

http://www.jiji.com/jc/c?g=spo_30&k=2012111400668
http://www.asahi.com/sports/update/1114/SEB201211140011.html

translated and edited by Brett Larner

The Fukuoka International Marathon organizers announced Nov. 14 that three-time London Marathon winner Martin Lel (Kenya), with a best time of 2:05:15, and five other overseas athletes have been added to the elite field for the Dec. 2 race.  The other late additions include London Olympics marathoner Scott Overall (Great Britain), Canadian 10000 m national record holder Simon Bairu and Americans Tim NelsonRyan Vail, and Brent Vaughan. All six athletes were scheduled to run the New York City Marathon which was cancelled after a major hurricane hit the east coast of the United States.

2012 Fukuoka International Marathon Elite Field
Fukuoka, 12/2/12
field listing includes select general division entrants

Haile Gebrselassie (Ethiopia) - 2:03:59
Martin Lel (Kenya) - 2:05:15
Dmytro Baranovskyy (Ukraine) - 2:07:15
Isaac Macharia (Kenya) - 2:07:16
Henryk Szost (Poland) - 2:07:39
Arata Fujiwara (Miki House) - 2:07:48
Yuki Kawauchi (Saitama Pref.) - 2:08:37
James Mwangi (Kenya/Team NTN) - 2:08:38
Yoshinori Oda (Team Toyota) - 2:09:03
Cyrus Njui (Kenya/Team Hitachi Logistics) - 2:09:10
Takeshi Hamano (ex-Team Toyota) - 2:09:18
Satoshi Irifune (Team Kanebo) - 2:09:23
Tomoya Shimizu (Team Sagawa Express) - 2:09:23
Hiroyuki Horibata (Team Asahi Kasei) - 2:09:25
Harun Njoroge (Kenya/Team Komori Corp.) - 2:09:38
Scott Overall (GBR) - 2:10:55
Frank de Almeida (Brazil) - 2:12:03
Cuthbert Nyasango (Zimbabwe) - 2:12:08
Bunta Kuroki (Team Yasukawa Denki) - 2:12:10
Kota Noguchi (Team Toyota) - 2:12:28
Ryan Vail (U.S.A.) - 2:12:43
Chiharu Takada (Team JR Higashi Nihon) - 2:12:44
Andrew Lemoncello (GBR) - 2:13:40
Yasuyuki Yamamoto (Team JFE Steel) - 2:14:21
Takeshi Makabe (Team Kurosaki Harima) - 2:14:34
Yusei Nakao (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - 2:14:43
Tim Nelson (U.S.A.) - 2:15:06
Ryan Bak (U.S.A.) - 2:15:12
Seung-ho Baek (South Korea) - 2:15:20
Tomoyuki Kawakami (Team Hitachi Logistics) - 2:15:53
Takuro Nakanishi (Fukuoka Univ.) - 2:16:12
Jesse Cherry (U.S.A.) - 2:16:31
Akiyuki Iwanaga (Team Kyudenko) - 2:17:13
Kenji Sakata (Team Kurosaki Harima) - 2:18:19
Simon Bairu (Canada) - 2:19:52
Martin Mathathi (Kenya/Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - debut - 58:56 half marathon
Mohamed Trafeh (U.S.A.) - 1:00:39 half marathon
Joseph Gitau (Kenya/Team JFE Steel) - 1:01:19
Brent Vaughan (U.S.A.) - 1:02:04 half marathon
Mahoro Ikeda (Team Aichi Seiko) - 1:03:56 half marathon

Pacers
Daniel Chebii (Kenya)
Reid Coolsaet (Canada)
Bitan Karoki (Kenya)
Boniface Kirui (Kenya)
Yuki Oshikawa (Japan)
Yuichiro Ueno (Japan)

1 comment:

Brett Larner said...

Coincidentally enough, Haile, Fujiwara and Bairu all DNF'd at the 2010 New York City Marathon.