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Kawauchi Runs Saitama Ekiden Less than 48 Hours After Egypt Marathon Win

http://sportsnavi.yahoo.co.jp/sports/athletic/headlines/article/20130120-00000028-dal
http://www.nikkansports.com/sports/athletics/news/f-sp-tp0-20130120-1074433.html

translated and edited by Brett Larner

Civil servant runner Yuki Kawauchi (Saitama Pref.) ran the Jan. 20 Saitama Ekiden on the Saitama Prefecture Government team, finishing 2nd on the 11.9 km Third Stage in 36:54. On Jan. 18 Kawauchi ran the Egyptian Marathon, winning in a course record time.  He spent only two nights in Egypt.  "It was kind of a rushed trip," he said.  "I didn't get enough sleep so I was a little tired, but I was in good shape for the run."  He was satisfied with his ekiden performance, saying, "Even in the middle of marathon training I haven't lost my ekiden speed.  I wasn't fatigued at all."

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Khalfan said…
Someone should remember to mention that Yuki Kawauchi ran Tanigawa half Marathon and won in 1hr 5 minutes 5 days before winning Egypt Marathon.
The Tanigawa Marathon was held on 13th January, and the Egypt Marathon on 18th January. If you think of time difference, probably he ran less than 5 days apart.

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