Friday, August 30, 2013

'Great North Run: "Citizen Runner" Yuki Kawauchi to Compete'

Along with Kawauchi, London Olympian Arata Fujiwara (Miki House) will run his first race of 2013 at the Great North Run after recovering from a long injury following December's Fukuoka International Marathon.  Among the other Japanese men competing at the Great North Run, Ryuji Watanabe (Team Toyota Kyushu) and Tomohiro Tanigawa (Team Konica Minolta) both beat Kawauchi at July's Shibetsu Half Marathon, making for an interesting race-inside-a-race.  Ryota Matoba (Team Komori Corp.) and female athletes Ayaka Hitomi (Team Shimamura) and Misaki Kato (Team Kyudenko) round out the Japanese contingent appearing at the Great North Run with support from JRN.


simonfranklin said...

how good is this?

Brett Larner said...

It's pretty great.

simonfranklin said...

perfect course for yuki! very exciting to see him here in the uk! we love our blue collar runners (Steve Jones!)