translated by Brett Larner
The organizers of the Izumo Ekiden announced today that Kwansei Gakuin University has withdrawn from the event's 28th running on Oct. 10. The Izumo Ekiden is one of the Big Three University Ekidens. Organizers received notification of Kwansei Gakuin's withdrawal on Oct. 8 after a 21-year-old fourth-year Kwansei team member was arrested by Kyoto police on Oct. 7 on suspicion of entering a house and stealing money.
Translator's note: The Kansai Region's Kwansei Gakuin University was ranked 13th in the Izumo field of 21 teams.