translated and edited by Brett Larner
The organizers of the Ome 30 km and 10 km Road Race, scheduled for Feb. 16 in western Tokyo's Ome area, have announced that the race has been cancelled due to the difficulty of clearing the heavy snow accumulation from yesterday's record-setting snowstorm from the course. According to organizers, a total of 20,000 people were entered in the 10 km and 30 km divisions. This year was to be Ome's 48th edition. It has been cancelled due to snow twice before in its history, in 1996 and in 2008.
Current conditions in Ome: