Sunday, August 30, 2015

Beijing World Championships Day Nine - Japanese Results

Beijing, China, 8/30/15
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Women's 5000 m Final
1. Almaz Ayana (Ethiopia) - 14:26.83 - MR
2. Senbere Teferi (Ethiopia) - 14:44.07
3. Genzebe Dibaba (Ethiopia) - 14:44.14
4. Viola Jelagat Kibiwot (Kenya) - 14:46.16
5. Mercy Cherono (Kenya) - 15:01.36
6. Janet Kisa (Kenya) - 15:02.68
7. Irene Chepet Cheptai (Kenya) - 15:03.41
8. Susan Kuijken (Netherlands) - 15:08.00
9. Ayuko Suzuki (Japan) - 15:08.29 - PB - all-time Japanese #5
10. Eloise Wellings (Australia) - 15:09.62
14. Misaki Onishi (Japan) - 15:29.63


yuza said...

Great run from Suzuki! She is still young and has a bit of room for improvement, so maybe she can get under 15 minutes in the future.

I thought the marathon women ran quite well. Maeda looks to have potential, but we will see how she goes in her next marathon. Ito was really impressive, because she ran ragged for about the last 20kms. It just goes to show how mental toughness is so important to running; Kawauchi is another example of this.

Although Ito ran well she should not be an automatic starter for the marathon next year. I do not like it one bit. It has not worked very well in the past with most of the runners chosen from the previous world championships performing poorly at the following Olympics. Noguchi is the obvious exception.

The less said about the men the better.

Brett Larner said...

I agree, fully.

Anna Novick said...

Suzuki 's gutsy racing gives me hope for the future of Japanese running. Hope to see more of her in the future.