translated by Brett Larner
The Nissin Shokuhin Group men's distance running team wishes to announce that longtime member Gideon Ngatuny will leave the team Mar. 31. Thank you all for supporting him and cheering for him over the years. Ngatuny played an instrumental role in winning Nissin Shokuhin's 2010 and 2012 New Year Ekiden national titles. "Handing off the tasuki to my teammates in ekidens will be my longest-lasting memory of Japan," says Ngatuny. "Thank you for the last seven years."