Thursday, August 20, 2015

Marathon Commentator Kin Makes Proposals for Olympic Sub-Track and 6:00 a.m. Marathon Start

http://www.sponichi.co.jp/society/news/2015/08/20/kiji/K20150820010967890.html

translated by Brett Larner

Speaking about the forthcoming new plans for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Stadium on Aug. 19, former Hakone Ekiden star turned marathon broadcast commentator Tetsuhiko Kin made several proposals for the plans in response to a request from Tokyo Olympic Committee member Toshiaki Endo, saying, "If the softball field and tennis courts are relocated, the space can be used in a more flexible way including the building of a sub-track."  With regard to when to hold the 2020 Olympic marathons, Kin advised, "A start around 6:00 a.m. when temperatures are lower is the most realistic."

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