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Uehara Withdraws From World Half
On Mar. 12 the JAAF announced that Miyuki Uehara (Daiichi Seimei), a Rio de Janeiro Olympian in the women's 5000 m, has withdrawn from the Mar. 24 Valencia World Half Marathon Championships after sustaining an injury to her right Achilles tendon.
Betsudai - the Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon daigaku - university ekiden - a long-distance relay race faito - a courseside audience cheer; see ganbatte ganbatte (ganbare) - a courseside audience cheer; see faito gasshuku - an intensive training camp Hakone Ekiden - the annual university men`s championships jitsugyodan - corporate-sponsored professional running teams onsen - a hot spring Q-chan - Naoko Takahashi, the 2000 Sydney Olympics women`s marathon gold medalist, Olympic record holder and first woman to break 2:20 in the marathon rikujo - track and field, the marathon, and other running events Rikuren - the JAAF tasuki - the sash which is handed off during an ekiden zannen - too bad otaku - a nerdy, socially awkward person, usually male, who is obsessed with some esoteric topic
Races in Japan usually close entry at least a month beforehand, often much longer. They generally do not have race day entry and race organizers are not willing to make special exceptions for foreigners. If you are coming to Japan for, say, a business trip in two weeks, it is not possible to enter a race. If you are making longer-range plans then it may be possible to find a suitable event using the following services:
Samurai Running Japan is a long-standing entry service that focuses on smaller races to help overseas visitors "experience the 'real' Japan." Along with entry it assists with accommodations and transportation.
Launched in September, 2015, Runnet Japan is an English-language branch of Runnet, Japan's dominant online entry service, catering to the international community. The number of races offered on Runnet Japan is still limited but constantly expanding.