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World's Largest Low-Pressure Altitude Training Facility Installed at Four-Time National Champion Asahi Kasei's Home Track

On Sept. 8 the Shizuoka-based Nihon Kiatsu Baruku Kogyo Corporation delivered and installed a self-contained low-pressure, low-oxygen training room at Rayon Field, home training ground of four-time defending New Year Ekiden men's national champion team Asahi Kasei. At 2.5 m wide, 2.6 m tall and 7.5 m long, it is the largest low-pressure, low-oxygen room of its type in the world.

By lowering the air pressure in the room, an environment that accurately replicates conditions up to 3,000 m elevation can be produced. Unlike standard normal pressure low-oxygen rooms, this allows high-altitude training to be performed under the same conditions that occur naturally in the real world. Normally a facility like this would be set up indoors, but in this case it was installed outside right next to Asahi Kasei's training ground.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, the Asahi Kasei team's ability to do high-altitude training camps within Japan and overseas has been heavily restricted. The installation of the low-pressure, low-oxygen room at its track creates an environment in which team members can do the same high-altitude training without needing to travel.

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