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World XC Championships - Results

Bydgoszcz, Poland, 3/24/13
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Junior Women's 6 km
1. Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon (Kenya) - 17:51
2. Agnes Jebet Tirop (Kenya) - 17:51
3. Alemitu Heroye (Ethiopia) - 17:57
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18. Azusa Sumi (Japan) - 19:28
19. Miyuki Uehara (Japan) - 19:32
24. Saki Yoshimizu (Japan) - 19:39
29. Maki Izumida (Japan) - 19:54
43. Nanami Aoki (Japan) - 20:28
53. Yui Fukuda (Japan) - 20:52

Team Results
1. Kenya - 14
2. Ethiopia - 23
3. Great Britain - 81
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4. Japan - 90

Junior Men's 8 km
1. Hagos Gebrhiwet (Ethiopia) - 21:04
2. Leonard Barsoton (Kenya) - 21:08
3. Muktar Edris (Ethiopia) - 21:13
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27. Yuki Hirota (Japan) - 23:13
28. Tatsuya Hayashi (Japan) - 23:14
31. Tadashi Isshiki (Japan) - 23:17
52. Hideto Yamanaka (Japan) - 23:40
59. Yusuke Nishiyama (Japan) - 23:50
81. Kazuki Takahashi (Japan) - 24:28

Team Results
1. Ethiopia - 23
2. Kenya - 26
3. Morocco - 65
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5. Japan - 138

Senior Women's 8 km
1. Emily Chebet (Kenya) - 24:24
2. Hiwot Ayalew (Ethiopia) - 24:27
3. Belaynesh Oljira (Ethiopia) - 24:33
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62. Ayuko Suzuki (Japan) - 26:41
64. Yukari Abe (Japan) - 26:46
75. Hanae Tanaka (Japan) - 26:56
77. Miho Ihara (Japan) - 27:01
82. Hitomi Niiya (Japan) - 27:20
85. Mai Ishibashi (Japan) - 27:28

Team Results
1. Kenya - 19
2. Ethiopia - 48
3. Bahrain - 73
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12. Japan - 278

Senior Men's 12 km
1. Japhet Kipyegon Korir (Kenya) - 32:45
2. Imane Merga (Ethiopia) - 32:51
3. Teklemariam Medhin (Eritrea) - 32:54
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70. Takumi Honda (Japan) - 35:22
77. Keigo Yano (Japan) - 36:05
79. Wataru Ueno (Japan) - 36:18
80. Hiroyuki Ono (Japan) - 36:22

Team Results
1. Ethiopia - 38
2. U.S.A. - 52
3. Kenya - 54
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14. Japan - 306

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Comments

yuza said…
Japan does not normally do well at the World XC Championships, but these result are pretty bad.

Having said that though, I thought the course was meant to be tough, but judging by the times it did not seem to worry the Kenyans and the Ethiopians.
Brett Larner said…
No argument here. I haven't heard any explanation of what happened to Niiya.
yuza said…
I was looking about for some information in general about the team and I did not come up with much.

Maybe it was just a bad day for Niiya...a really bad day. I can easily forgive her, because she has been so consistent over the last two years.

But everybody else was below par to day the least.

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