translated by Brett Larner
2013 Moscow World Championships women's marathon team members Mizuki Noguchi (Team Sysmex) and Kayoko Fukushi (Team Wacoal) landed at Tokyo's Narita Airport on June 21, returning home after altitude training in Boulder, Colorado. Noguchi, 34, said, "This got me going at a nice pace for what comes next." Fukushi, 31, added, "Fatigue isn't bothering me. Everything's normal."
According to Athens Olympics gold medalist Noguchi, the two of them did almost the same training. Watching Fukushi, whose track credentials far outweigh her own, Noguchi said, "Her rhythmical way of moving is different from mine. I learned a lot." Including the third member of the World Championships training camp, Ryoko Kizaki (Team Daihatsu), Noguchi nodded as she said, "It was really motivating to be able to share advice and ideas with each other."