Thursday, March 13, 2014

Federation Announces Marathon Team for 17th Asian Games

http://www.jaaf.or.jp/20140312_AsiaNationalTeam

translated by Brett Larner

The Japan Association of Athletics Federations is pleased to announce the nomination of the following athletes to the Japanese National Team for this fall's 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.

Men

Kohei Matsumura
Team Mitsubishi Juko Nagasaki, Nagasaki
Asian Games debut
PB: 2:08:09 (2014 Tokyo Marathon)

Yuki Kawauchi
Saitama Prefectural Government, Saitama
Asian Games debut
PB: 2:08:14 (2013 Seoul International Marathon)

Women

Ryoko Kizaki
Team Daihatsu, Osaka
second Asian Games appearance; ran 5000 m at 2010 Asian Games
PB: 2:23:34 (2013 Nagoya Women's Marathon)

Eri Hayakawa
Team Toto, Tokyo
Asian Games debut
PB: 2:25:31 (2014 Nagoya Women's Marathon)

The formal confirmation of the athletes on the National Team will be made by the Japanese Olympic Committee, the official organizers of the Asian Games team.  The Asian Games will take place from Sept. 27 to Oct. 3.  Official website:

http://www.incheon2014ag.org/en

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