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2:24:38 Marathoner Reia Iwade Out of Sunday's Sendai International Half Marathon

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translated and edited by Brett Larner

We regret to announce that special invited athlete Reia Iwade (Team Noritz) has withdrawn from the May 14 Sendai International Half Marathon due to pain in her right ankle. Other notable withdrawals are listed below:

Men
Daichi Kamino (Konica Minolta) - illness
Chihiro Miyawaki (Toyota) - illness
Yuichiro Ueno (DeNA) - illness
Keita Baba (Honda) - illness
Kazuki Yamashita (Komazawa Univ.) - injury
Makoto Ozawa (Sekino Kosan) - injury
Kazuki Muramatsu (Sumitomo Denko) - other
Benjamin Ngandu (Fujitsu) - illness
Hiroaki Sano (Honda) - illness
Hiroki Miura (Sumitomo Denki) - other
Alexander Mutiso (ND Software) - illness
Shota Kawano (Heisei Kokusai Univ.) - other
Hinata Abe (Heisei Kokusai Univ.) - other

Women
Reia Iwade (Noritz) - injury
Haruna Maekawa (Juhachi Ginko) - injury
Miharu Shimokado (Shimamura) - team transfer
Kotomi Takayama (Sysmex) - injury

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