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Payton Jordan Invitational - Japanese Results

Always a big draw on the springtime Japanese schedule, this year's Payton Jordan Invitational at California's Stanford University produced year-leading Japanese women's 5000 m and 10000 m marks.

In the 5000 m, 2018 National Corporate Road 10 km Championships winner Yui Fukuda (Toyota Jidoshokki) ran 15:20.08 for 8th overall to replace Minami Yamanouchi (Kyocera) on top the 5000 m list. In the 10000 m, Mao Ichiyama (Wacoal) returned from placing as the top Japanese woman at March's World Half Marathon Championships to finish 5th overall in 31:57.91, the first Japanese woman to break 32 minutes so far this year.

On the men's side, after a solid run at December's Fukuoka International Marathon the U.S.-based Suguru Osako (Nike Oregon Project) passed on a springtime marathon in favor of a shot at the Japanese national record in the 10000 m. At Stanford Osako came up short, dropping out just after 6000 m. In the 1500 m, Hiroki Matsueda (Fujitsu) continued a stint in the U.S. with a 3:41.28 PB for 8th in the fast heat.

Payton Jordan Invitational

Stanford University, U.S.A., 5/3/18
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Men's 10000 m
1. Shadrack Kipchirchir (U.S.A.) - 27:39.65
2. Soufiane Bouchikhi (Belgium) - 27:41.20
3. Francois Barrer (France) - 27:55.95
4. Garret Heath (U.S.A.) - 27:56.11
5. Tyler Day (U.S.A.) - 28:04.44
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DNF - Suguru Osako (Japan/Nike Oregon Project)

Women's 10000 m
1. Jessica Tonn (U.S.A.) - 31:54.83
2. Sarah Pagano (U.S.A.) - 31:56.43
3. Rachel Cliff (Canada) - 31:56.86
4. Chelsea Blaase (U.S.A.) - 31:57.56
5. Mao Ichiyama (Japan/Wacoal) - 31:57.91
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9. Natsuki Omori (Japan/Daihatsu) - 32:57.95
14. Ai Hosoda (Japan/Daihatsu) - 33:46.36

Women's 5000 m Heat 1
1. Meraf Bahta (Sweden) - 15:15.33
2. Rachel Schneider (U.S.A.) - 15:15.88
3. Kate Van Buskrik (Canada) - 15:16.34
4. Linn Nilson (Sweden) - 15:18.14
5. Matie Mackey (U.S.A.) - 15:18.88
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8. Yui Fukuda (Japan/Toyota Jidoshokki) - 15:20.08
11. Rina Nabeshima (Japan/Japan Post) - 15:22.78

Women's 5000 m Heat 2
1. Caroline Kurgat (Kenya) - 15:41.21
2. Paige Stoner (U.S.A.) - 15:41.26
3. Muriel Coneo Paredes (Colombia) - 15:51.74
4. Emily Venters (U.S.A.) - 15:54.46
5. Eleanor Fulton (U.S.A.) - 16:00.68
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8. Kanako Takemoto (Japan/Daihatsu) - 16:05.24

Women's 3000 mSC
1. Marie Bouchard (France) - 9:41.32
2. Charlotte Prouse (Canada) - 9:50.47
3. Lizzie Bird (U.S.A.) - 9:53.59
4. Maddie Cannon (U.S.A.) - 10:07.52
5. Susan Tanui (U.S.A.) - 10:10.23
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9. Chikako Mori (Japan/Sekisui Kagaku) - 10:34.08

Men's 1500 m Heat 1
1. Jakob Ingebrigsten (Norway) - 3:39.06
2. Paul Chelimo (U.S.A.) - 3:40.16
3. Eric Jenkins (U.S.A.) - 3:40.28
4. Colby Alexander (U.S.A.) - 3:40.42
5. Craig Engels (U.S.A.) - 3:40.45
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8. Hiroki Matsueda (Japan/Fujitsu) - 3:41.28

Men's 800 m Heat 1
1. Ryan Martin (U.S.A.) - 1:47.26
2. Brannon Kidder (U.S.A.) - 1:47.47
3. Michael Wilson (U.S.A.) - 1:49.26
4. Brian Smith (U.S.A.) - 1:50.28
5. Allen Eke (U.S.A.) - 1:51.45
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7. Shoma Funatsu (Japan/Chuo Univ.) - 1:52.02

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