translated by Brett Larner
On Apr. 6 the JAAF announced that it will hold a women's marathoning development training camp within Tokyo in late August. Looking toward the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the camp will be held in similar summer heat and will focus on exploring hydration timing and other measures for dealing with the hot conditions. Long distance runs will be carried out as part of the camp starting at around 7:00 a.m., the expected start time of the Olympic marathon. The brains behind the project, JAAF women's marathoning development coach Sachiko Yamashita commented, "You can't get experience running in heat without daring to actually do it. We have to try everything that we can."