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Moscow World Championships - Day Five Japanese Results

by Brett Larner

Only two events saw Japanese competitors on the fifth day of the Moscow World Championships.  National champion Misaki Onishi (Team Sekisui Kagaku) made zero impact in the women's 5000 m, finishing second from last in her heat nearly a minute slower than her winning time from Nationals in June.  The men's 50 km racewalk squad accorded itself better, with Takayuki Tanii (Team Sagawa Express) taking 9th for the second Championships in a row, and Hirooki Arai (SDF Academy) clocking a PB 3:45:56 for 11th.  10000 m racewalk national record holder Koichiro Morioka (Team Fujitsu) struggled at the longer distance, finishing only 23rd in 3:53:54.

Moscow World Championships Day Five
Moscow, 8/14/13
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Women's 5000 m Heat One
1. Mercy Cherono (Kenya) - 15:34.70 - Q
2. Almaz Ayana (Ethiopia) - 15:34.93 - Q
3. Molly Huddle (U.S.A.) - 15:40.91 - Q
4. Shannon Rowbury (U.S.A.) - 15:50.41 - Q
5. Tejitu Daba (Bahrain) - 15:56.74 - Q
6. Almensh Belete (Belgium) - 16:03.03
7. Sopie Duarte (France) - 16:05.14
8. Betlhem Desalegn (U.A.E.) - 16:13.27
9. Misaki Onishi (Japan) - 16:16.52
10. Carolina Tabares (Colombia) - 16:22.81
DNF - Margaret Wangari Muriuki (Kenya)

Men's 50 km Race Walk
1. Robert Heffernan (Ireland) - 3:37:56
2. Mikhail Ryzhov (Russia) - 3:38:58 - PB
3. Jared Tallent (Australia) - 3:40:03
4. Ihor Hlavan (Ukraine) - 3:40:39 - PB
5. Matej Toth (Slovakia) - 3:41:07
6. Grzegorz Sudol (Poland) - 3:41:20 - PB
7. Ivan Noskov (Russia) - 3:41:20 - PB
8. Lukasz Nowak (Poland) - 3:43:38
9. Takayuki Tanii (Japan) - 3:44:26
10. Yohann Diniz (France) - 3:45:18
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11. Hirooki Arai (Japan) - 3:45:56 - PB
23. Koichiro Morioka (Japan) - 3:53:54

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