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Yamanouchi Strikes Again, and Again

by Brett Larner

17 year old high school junior Minami Yamanouchi, who turned heads in November by breaking the women's course record at the Nishi-Kanasa 14 km by 9 minutes and then running a 2:56:04 marathon two days later, showed up running well in two Kanto-area races in the last week and a half. On Jan. 30 she was 2nd overall in the Katsuta Marathon in a PB of 2:52:54. One week later she finished 5th at the Feb. 6 Kanagawa Half Marathon in 1:20:54. A prefectural 800 m champion in junior high school and now self-coached at a high school without a track program, you can't help but wonder what Yamanouchi could be capable of with a good coach behind her.

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Samurai Running said…
A good coach and a good manager Brett!

Go on approach her, you know you want to ;)

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