Monday, January 20, 2014

World Championships 5000 m Runner Ueno Plans for Marathon Debut

http://www.nikkansports.com/sports/athletics/news/f-sp-tp0-20140119-1246211.html

translated by Brett Larner

After his stage-winning run at the Jan. 19 National Men's Ekiden, 2009 World Championships 5000 m runner Yuichiro Ueno (DeNA RC) announced plans for his marathon debut.  "I'm not ready to do it right away, but I plan on doing Tokyo or Lake Biwa next year," he said.  Already beginning his transition to the marathon, Ueno will serve as a pacer at the Feb. 2 Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon.

1 comment:

wataru22 said...

Good luck to him, but I think he lacks the mental toughness and/or focus that's needed in the longer distances. I'd rather see him continue to try to improve his time in the 5000m.