translated by Brett Larner
The organizers of the Ome 30 km Road Race announced this week that they will award prize money to the overall men's and women's winners at next year's 51st running on Feb. 19. First place in both the men's and women's races will receive 500,000 yen [~$5000 USD]. Prize money is open to all entrants in the 30 km race.
The 5,000,000 yen course record purse announced for last year's 50th running remains in place. Breaking either official course record, 1:30:21 for men and 1:39:09 for women, will earn 2,000,000 yen [~$20,000 USD]. Breaking Toshihiko Seko's 1:29:32 unofficial course record from 1981 will earn an additional 1,000,000 yen [~$10,000 USD]. The course record bonuses are only available to JAAF-registered Japanese citizens.