translated by Brett Larner
Having played a major role in Aoyama Gakuin University taking its first Hakone Ekiden win earlier this year, on Mar. 9 third-year Daichi Kamino, Hakone's "Third God of the Mountain," went to a Tokyo-area hospital to receive the hear the result of a thorough examination of a stress fracture in his right thigh, receiving the diagnosis that the injury is almost fully healed.
Head coach Susumu Hara, 48, commented, "He will start jogging again on the 10th, working back into about half the load of the team's sessions. If he regains full fitness Kamino will run the Kanaguri Memorial Meet 5000 m on April 4 followed by the Hyogo Relay Carnival 10000 m on April 25.