Thursday, January 15, 2015

Kiplimo and Nakamoto Return to Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon

http://www.jiji.com/jc/zc?k=201501/2015011500641&g=spo

translated and edited by Brett Larner

The organizers of the Feb. 1 Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon announced the names of this year's domestic and international elite fields on Jan. 15.  Defending champion Abraham Kiplimo (Uganda) returns to lead an overseas contingent of four.  On the Japanese side, 2013 runner-up Kentaro Nakamoto (Team Yasukawa Denki) and 2011 Tokyo Marathoner Yoshinori Oda (Team Toyota) are scheduled to run.  This year's Beppu-Oita will count in the selection procedure for the 2015 Beijing World Championships marathon team.

64th Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon 
Elite Field Highlights
Beppu, Oita, 2/1/15
click here for complete field listing

Men
Daniel Njenga (Kenya/Yakult) - 2:06:16 (Chicago 2002)
Kentaro Nakamoto (Japan/Yasukawa Denki) - 2:08:35 (Beppu-Oita 2013)
Yoshinori Oda (Japan/Toyota) - 2:09:03 (Tokyo 2011)
Yuko Matsumiya (Japan/Team Hitachi Butsuryu) - 2:09:18 (Biwako 2005)
Abraham Kiplimo (Uganda) - 2:09:23 (Beppu-Oita 2014)
Fekadu Lema (Ethiopia) - 2:09:50 (Hamburg 2012)
Satoshi Yoshii (Japan/Mitsubishi Juko Nagasaki) - 2:10:45 (Biwako 2011)
Taiga Ito (Japan/Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) -  2:11:15 (Tokyo 2013)
Tewelde Estifanos (Eritrea) - 2:11:47 (Melbourne 2014)
Ryoichi Matsuo (Japan/Asahi Kasei) - 2:12:11 (Noboeka 2014)
Keisuke Wakui (Japan/Yakult) - 2:12:12 (Tokyo 2014)
Hiroki Kadota (Japan/Kanebo) - 2:12:25 (Beppu-Oita 2012)
Naoki Okamoto (Japan/Chugoku Denryoku) - 2:12:31 (Biwako 2012)
Masanori Ishida (Japan/SGH Group) - 2:13:07 (Beppu-Oita 2013)
Hiroki Tanaka (Japan/Chugoku Denryoku) - 2:13:09 (Tokyo 2013)
Masayuki Obata (Japan/Yasukawa Denki) - 2:13:17 (Biwako 2013)
Ryo Ishita (Japan/SDF Academy) - 2:13:52 (Nobeoka 2014)
Yusei Nakao (Japan/Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - 2:14:02 (Osaka 2014)
Yusuke Takabayashi (Japan/Team Toyota) - debut - 1:01:31 (Marugame Half 2012)
Abdelmajid El Hissouf (Morocco) - debut - 1:02:47 (Marrkesh Half 2014)

Women
Mika Okunaga (Japan/Hammock AC) - 2:27:16 (Osaka Int'l 2009)
Mineko Yamanouchi (Japan/Tokyo T&F Assoc.) - 2:28:51 (Tokyo Int'l 2000)
Chiyuki Mochizuki (Japan/Canon AC Kyushu) - 2:39:57 (Beppu-Oita 2011)
Haruka Yamaguchi (Japan/AC Kita) - 2:41:56 (Beppu-Oita 2014)

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