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Hokkaido Marathon Course Record Holder Shimahara Gives Birth to Son

translated by Brett Larner

We would like to announce that Second Wind AC athlete Kiyoko Shimahara gave birth to her first child, a son, at 12:19 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6.  Both mother and child are in good health.

Birth: Thursday, Dec. 6, 12:19 p.m.
Gender: male
Weight: 2680 g
Height: 47.5 cm

Shimahara's comments:
I'm relieved to be able to say that everything went smoothly with the delivery.  These days there are a lot of marathoners who still race after having given birth.  I don't have any definite plans yet, but after talking things over with my family and keeping an eye on my physical condition I hope to make a comeback at some point.  I hope you will all keep supporting me and cheer for me whenever that day comes.


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