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Itagaki Runs Second-Fastest 100 km Ever to Win Lake Saroma

The IAAF-certified Lake Saroma 100 km Ultramarathon took place June 25 along the lake's interior shore in the Okhotsk coast towns of Yubetsu, Saroma and Kitami, the selection race for the Japanese national team for the 2018 IAU 100 km World Championships.

Three weeks after winning the JAL Chitose Marathon in 2:17:19, Tatsuya Itagaki (Sapporo Kokusai Univ.) won the men's race for the second year in a row. His time of 6:14:18 was the second-fastest ever run for 100 km on the roads, missing the 6:13:33 world record set at Lake Saroma in 1998 by Takahiro Sunada by just 45 seconds after going through halfway in 3:00:50.

In the women's race 2009 Berlin World Championships marathon 7th-placer and 2010 Nagoya International Women's winner Yuri Kano (Will Forward RC) ran 7:37:21 to win her debut.



32nd Lake Saroma Ultramarathon
Yubetsu, Hokkaido, 6/25/17

Men's 100 km
1. Tatsuya Itagaki (Sapporo Kokusai Univ.) - 6:14:18
2. Yasuyuki Nakamura (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - 6:29:52
3. Nao Kazami (Aichi T&F Assoc.) - 6:33:52
4. Minoru Yoshihara (Technica) - 6:39:13
5. Hideaki Yamauchi (Hamamatsu Hotonics) - 6:43:13

Women's 100 km
1. Yuri Kano (Willforward RC) - 7:37:21
2. Aiko Kanematsu (Aichi Pref.) - 7:46:04
3. Mikiko Ota (Kyoto Asakura RC) - 7:49:21
4. Hisayo Matsumoto (unattached) - 8:05.26
5. Yuko Kusunose (Tokyo T&F Assoc.) - 8:08:59

Source article:
http://dd.hokkaido-np.co.jp/sports/sports/marathon/1-0414323.html
translated and edited by Brett Larner

Comments

TokyoRacer said…
Yuri Kano! Still around and stronger than ever. That's nice to know.

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