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2012 National 800 m Champion Ruriko Kubo to Leave Edion Team

http://www.jiji.com/jc/zc?k=201408/2014081500449&g=spo

translated by Brett Larner

On Aug. 15 it was announced that middle-distance runner Ruriko Kubo (25) will leave the Edion corporate women's team at the end of this month.  In 2011 Kubo ran 2:01.90 to become the second-fastest Japanese woman in history, going on to win the 800 m at the 2012 Japanese National Championships.  According to an Edion spokesperson, Kubo explained the decision by saying "I want to re-examine myself."

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