The Konica Minolta men's corporate team announced on April 26 that star runner Daichi Kamino, 24, will leave the team on April 30 to pursue a career as an independent. As a student at Aoyama Gakuin University Kamino earned the moniker "God of the Mountain" for his stellar performances on the Hakone Ekiden's uphill Fifth Stage. He joined Konica Minolta in April, 2016 following his graduation from Aoyama Gakuin. At this year's Tokyo Marathon he ran a PB of 2:10:18.
translated by Brett Larner