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Hoshi and Shimizu Add to Gold Medal Haul at East Asian Games

http://hochi.yomiuri.co.jp/sports/etc/news/20131008-OHT1T00074.htm

translated and edited by Brett Larner

On the third day of competition at the 2013 East Asian Games in Tianjin, China, 5000 m national champion Sota Hoshi (Team Fujitsu) won gold in the men's 5000 m in 14:25.00. Developing off a slow early pace, Hoshi shook free of his Korean competition in the very late stages of the race. In the women's 10000 m, Yuko Shimizu (Team Sekisui Kagaku) ran a strong 32:50.42 to claim gold alongside Hoshi and women's 5000 m champion Riko Matsuzaki (Team Sekisui Kagaku), completing a Japanese sweep of the distance events.

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Betsudai - the Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon
daigaku - university
ekiden - a long-distance relay race
faito - a courseside audience cheer; see ganbatte
ganbatte (ganbare) - a courseside audience cheer; see faito
gasshuku - an intensive training camp
Hakone Ekiden - the annual university men`s championships
jitsugyodan - corporate-sponsored professional running teams
onsen - a hot spring
Q-chan - Naoko Takahashi, the 2000 Sydney Olympics women`s marathon gold medalist, Olympic record holder and first woman to break 2:20 in the marathon
rikujo - track and field, the marathon, and other running events
Rikuren - the JAAF
tasuki - the sash which is handed off during an ekiden
zannen - too bad
otaku - a nerdy, socially awkward person, usually male, who is obsessed with some esoteric topic

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