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Arciniaga and Mutazaki Lead Field for 49th Ome 30 km Road Race

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We are pleased to announce the elite athletes for the 49th running of the Ome 30 km Road Race on Feb. 15.

30 km Division - Men

Nicholas Arciniaga (U.S.A.)
D.O.B.: June 30, 1983 (31 yrs old)
height/weight: 177 cm / 63 kg
bib number: 1
marathon: 2:11:30
half-marathon: 1:03:22
10000 m: 28:29.71
5000 m: 14:13.14
Major Accomplishments
2014 NYC Marathon: 10th
2014 Boston Marathon: 7th
2009 Ome 30 km: 5th
2008 Boston Marathon: 10th

Kiyokatsu Hasegawa (JR Higashi Nihon)
D.O.B.: Apr. 2, 1983 (31 yrs old)
height/weight: 174 cm / 57 kg
bib number: 2
marathon: 2:15:15
half-marathon: 1:02:26
10000 m: 28:45:23
5000 m: 14:05.93
Major Accomplishments
2012 Nagano Marathon: 5th
2011 Lake Saroma 100 km: 1st
2010 Tokyo Marathon: 10th
2009 Ome 30 km Road Race: 6th

Kohei Ogino (Fujitsu)
D.O.B.: Dec. 8, 1989 (25 yrs old)
height/weight: 174 cm / 58 kg
bib number: 3
marathon: 2:13:12
half-marathon: 1:03:18
10000 m: 28:56.00
5000 m: 14:19.76
Major Accomplishments
2013 Hofu Yomiuri Marathon: 3rd
2012 Hakone Ekiden Second Stage: 7th

Kodai Matsumoto (Puma RC)
D.O.B.: Apr. 17, 1987 (27 yrs old)
height/weight: 170 cm / 52 kg
bib number: 4
marathon: 2:22:40
half-marathon: 1:04:07
10000 m: 28:45.10
5000 m: 13:54.76
Major Accomplishments
2013 Tsukuba Marathon: 1st
2012 Chiba Aqualine Marathon: 6th
2010 Hakone Ekiden Fourth Stage: 3rd
2009 Kanto Regionals 10000 m: 3rd

Shinichiro Nakamura (Waseda Univ.)
D.O.B.: Apr. 14, 1993 (21 yrs. old)
height/weight: 174 cm / 57 kg
bib number: 5
half-marathon: 1:02:30
10000 m: 28:56.00
5000 m: 14:06.08
Major Accomplishments
2015 Hakone Ekiden First Stage: 11th
2014 Hakone Ekiden Tenth Stage: 10th

Tetsuya Watanabe (Senshu Unv.)
D.O.B.: Oct. 5, 1992 (22 yrs old)
height/weight: 170 cm / 50 kg
bib number: 6
half-marathon: 1:04:52
10000 m: 29:56.41
5000 m: 14:32.76
Major Accomplishments
2013 Ome 30 m Road Race: 12th

30 km Division - Women

Akane Mutazaki (Edion)
D.O.B.: Jan. 10, 1986 (29 yrs old)
height/weight: 162 cm / 49 kg
bib number: 20001
marathon: 2:37:14
half-marathon: 1:12:38
10000 m: 33:51.03
5000 m: 16:00.53
Major Accomplishments
2013 Nagoya Women's Marathon: 17th

Megumi Amako (Canon AC Kyushu)
D.O.B.: Dec. 13, 1990 (24 yrs old)
height/weight: 153 cm / 38 kg
bib number: 20002
marathon: 2:37:42
half-marathon: 1:12:44
10000 m: 33:03.84
5000 m: 15:57.76
Major Accomplishments
2014 Hokkaido Marathon: 4th


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