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Beijing World Championships Day Six - Japanese Results

Beijing, China, 8/27/15
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Women's 5000 m Heat 1
1. Genzebe Dibaba (Ethiopia) - 15:20.82 - Q
2. Mercy Cherono (Kenya) - 15:20.94 - Q
3. Mimi Belete (Bahrain) - 15:20.94 - Q
4. Irene Chepet Cheptai (Kenya) - 15:21.03 - Q
5. Susan Kuijken (Netherlands) - 15:25.67 - Q
6. Misaki Onishi (Japan) - 15:33.84 - q
7. Stephanie Twell (Great Britain) - 15:34.72 - q
8. Nicole Tully (U.S.A.) - 15:41.03 - q

Women's 5000 m Heat 2
1. Almaz Ayana (Ethiopia) - 15:09.40 - Q
2. Senbere Teferi (Ethiopia) - 15:14.57 - Q
3. Viola Jelegat Kibiwot (Kenya) - 15:15.27 - Q
4. Janet Kisa (Kenya) - 15:26.49 - Q
5. Eloise Wellings (Australia) - 15:26.67 - Q
6. Ayuko Suzuki (Japan) - 15:28.18 - q
7. Jennifer Wenth (Austria) - 15:43.57 - q
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11. Azusa Sumi (Japan) - 16:13.65

Comments

yuza said…
Suzuki looked good, but was obviously at her limit towards the end of the race. I liked the way she was able to stick with the leaders when they increased the pace. It is a shame she does not have a better kick. I hope she is not too tired for the final.

Brett Larner said…
Suzuki has run quite a bit faster than she did yesterday, but based on her fitness so far this year yes, that looked pretty close to 100% and I was likewise glad to see her try to stay up front once the move happened. She and one of the Ethiopians switched places repeatedly. Too bad Sumi couldn't put it together, but she's still young.

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