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Ndirangu Leads Nobeoka Time Trials

by Brett Larner

Former Sera H.S. standout Charles Ndirangu (Kenya/Team JFE Steel) continued his second pro season with a win in the Nobeoka Time Trials 10000 m A-heat May 3 in Nobeoka, leading Athens Olympian Ryuji Ono (Team Asahi Kasei) across the line in 28:56.04.  Asahi Kasei runners made up the major part of the field, taking 7 of the top 10 positions.  Other notables in the race included 2008 Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon winner Tomoya Adachi (Team Asahi Kasei) and 2012 Ohtawara Marathon winner Ryoichi Matsuo (Team Asahi Kasei).

Nobeoka Time Trials
Nobeoka, May 3
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Men's 10000 m Heat 2
1. Charles Ndirangu (Kenya/Team JFE Steel) - 28:56.04
2. Ryuji Ono (Team Asahi Kasei) - 28:56.04
3. Satoru Sasaki (Team Asahi Kasei) - 29:10.14
4. Yoshikazu Kawazoe (Team Asahi Kasei) - 29:21.53
5. Taiki Yoshimura (Ryutzu Keizai Univ.) - 28:28.99
6. Atsushi Ikawa (Team Otsuka Seiyaku) - 29:30.17
7. Takahiro Mori (Team Asahi Kasei) - 29:40.79
8. Tomoya Adachi (Team Asahi Kasei) - 29:40.79
9. Takehiro Arakawa (Team Asahi Kasei) - 29:46.80
10. Tomoyuki Sato (Team Asahi Kasei) - 29:55.50

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