translated by Brett Larner
On Feb. 18 the Japanese Federation announced Kenta Murayama (Komazawa University), 20, and the other nine members of the Japanese national team for the Mar. 29 World Half Marathon Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Note: 2011-2013 National University Ekiden champion Komazawa's Ikuto Yufu, the 2013 National University 1500 m champion and 1:02:51 at November's Ageo City Half Marathon, has also joined the Mar. 16 New York City Half Marathon field.
World Half Marathon Championships - Japanese Team
Copenhagen, Denmark, Mar. 29, 2014
Kenta Murayama (Komazawa University) - 1:00:50 (Marugame Half 2014) - all-time Japanese #3
Masato Kikuchi (Team Konica Minolta) - 1:01:17 (National Corporate Half 2014)
Sota Hoshi (Team Fujitsu) - 1:01:18 - (National Corporate Half 2014) 2013 national champion, 5000 m
Hiroto Inoue (Yamanashi Gakuin University) - 1:01:39 (Marugame Half 2014)
Shogo Nakamura (Komazawa University) - 1:02:41 (National University Half 2013) - bronze medal, 2013 World University Games Half Marathon, 2013 National University Half Marathon champion
Reia Iwade (Team Noritz) - 1:09:45 (Sanyo Women's Half 2013)
Sayo Nomura (Team Daiichi Seimei) - 1:10:03 (Sanyo Women's Half 2013)
Risa Takenaka (Team Shiseido) - 1:10:10 (National Corporate Half 2014)
Rina Yamazaki (Team Panasonic) - 1:10:45 (National Corporate Half 2014)
Chieko Kido (Canon AC Kyushu) - 1:10:45 (National Corporate Half 2014)