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'Kawauchi v the Kenyans Duel Expected to Feature in the New Taipei City Marathon'

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Chihiro Tanaka, Yuki Kawauchi and Koichiro Yamanaka at the New Taipei City Wanjinshi Marathon press conference with support from JRN.

Livestreaming of the race will be available here starting at 6:00 a.m. local time on Sunday, March 20.  Click here for live splits.

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