Date: Friday, Dec. 4, 2020
Location: Yanmar Stadium Nagai, Osaka
Events: 5000 m, 10000 m, 3000 m steeplechase
This year is the only time the 5000 m and 3000 m steeplechase will be held on the same date as the 10000 m. Taking into consideration World Athletics' determination to exclude performances until the end of November from both the world rankings and 2020 Tokyo Olympics qualification, the JAAF made the decision to stage all three events on the original rescheduled date for the 10000 m, Dec. 4.
Preparations for the National Championships will go ahead while monitoring the status of the coronavirus situation. Other events at the National Championships are planned for Oct. 1-3 in Niigata. Please be aware that there is still a possibility the Championships will be canceled due to the crisis.
translated by Brett Larner