Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Kawauchi's Youngest Brother to Join Fujiwara's Arata Project Post-Graduation

translated by Brett Larner

The civil servant runner's youngest brother is set to become the part-time job runner.  On July 1 it was announced that marathoner Yuki Kawauchi's youngest brother Koki Kawauchi (21, Takasaki Keizai Univ. 4th-yr.) will continue his career as an athlete following his graduation next spring by joining the Arata Project led by London Olympian Arata Fujiwara (32, Miki House).

Koki is already training with the other members of the Arata Project group and went to Switzerland last summer to train with Fujiwara at his altitude training camp in St. Moritz.  "Yeah, it's probably better if he trains with Fujiwara than with me," commented Yuki.

Depending on his race results, as a member of the Arata Project Koki will begin to receive financial support from the project beginning next year.  However, he will rely mainly on income from a part-time job at another company where he will work during the day.  Nevertheless, Koki vowed to outdo Yuki, saying, "Even if it's not an easy life, I'll do my best!"

1 comment:

Anna Novick said...

puts a whole new spin on sibling rivalry :D