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Nagano Marathon Elite Field

20th Nagano Marathon Elite Field Highlights
Nagano, 4/15/18
times listed are best within last three years except where noted
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Men
Abdela Godana (Ethiopia) - 2:09:45 (Seoul 2017)
Julius Keter (Kenya) - 2:09:55 (Santiago 2017)
Shoya Osaki (Japan/Chudenko) - 2:11:03 (Gold Coast 2017)
Kazuya Ishida (Japan/Nishitetsu) - 2:12:25 (Beppu-Oita 2016)
Shinichi Yamashita (Japan/Takigahara SDF Base) - 2:12:32 (Hofu 2017)
Jackson Kiprop (Uganda) - 2:12:45 (Amsterdam 2017)
Kohei Futaoka (Japan/Chudenko) - 2:13:28 (Beppu-Oita 2018)
Yuki Munakata (Japan/Kanebo) - 2:13:53 (Beppu-Oita 2016)
Kazuya Deguchi (Japan/Asahi Kasei) - 2:14:24 (Nobeoka 2018)
Hiroshi Ichida (Japan/Asahi Kasei) - 2:15:15 (Biwako 2017)

Women
Tigist Girma (Ethiopia) - 2:29:05 (Beirut 2017)
Beatrice Jepkemboi (Kenya) - 2:30:35 (Buenos Aires 2015)
Asami Furuse (Japan/Kyocera) - 2:30:44 (Osaka Int'l 2017)
Pauline Wangui (Kenya) - 2:30:49 (Sevilla 2017)
Yukiko Okuno (Japan/Shiseido) - 2:31:17 (Tokyo 2016)
Saki Tokoro (Japan/Kyocera) - 2:33:41 (Kagoshima 2018)
Yumiko Kinoshita (Japan/SWAC) - 2:34:38 (Osaka 2017)

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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

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