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World Championships 5000 m Runner Ueno Plans for Marathon Debut

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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.

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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.

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