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Shiseido Wins First-Ever Women's Race at Towada Hachimantai Ekiden

The 71st Towada Hachimantai Ekiden took place August 7 in Kazuno, Akita on a course from Lake Towada to Hachimantai.

For the first time the Towada Hachimantai Ekiden featured a women's race. Four teams competed over the five stage, 28.1 km course, with the Shiseido team taking 1st in 1:36:02.

21 teams raced the five stage, 71.6 km men's race, where Komori Corporation ran 3:45:16 to score its first win in 9 years and fifth title in event history. The top placing team from Akita was the Akita T&F Association at 11th.

71st Towada Hachimantai Ekiden

Kazuno, Akita, 8/7/18
complete women's results
complete men's results

Women - 4 teams, 5 stages, 28.1 km
Top Team Results
1. Shiseido - 1:36:02
2. Tohoku Fukushi Univ. - 1:36:13
3. Team Tohoku Fukushi - 1:39:49

Stage Best Performances
First Stage (5.5 km) - Aoi Makara (Shiseido) - 17:44
Second Stage (7.4 km) - Yumi Yoshikawa (Shiseido) - 23:50
Third Stage (3.1 km) - Kana Miura (Tohoku Fukushi Univ.) - 10:40
Fourth Stage (5.0 km) - Chihiro Sunaga (Shiseido) - 17:51
Fifth Stage (7.1 km) - Minaru Okamoto (Shiseido) - 24:44

Men
Top Team Results - 21 teams, 5 stages, 71.6 km
1. Komori Corporation - 3:45:16
2. Comody Iida - 3:47:57
3. East Japan Corporate Federation - 3:48:22
4. Yachiyo Kogyo - 3:49:22
5. Sekino Kosan -3:51:44

Stage Best Performances
First Stage (13.2 km) - Abiyot Abinet (Yachiyo Kogyo) - 39:10
Second Stage (13.0 km) - Willy Kipselem (Comody Iida) - 36:40
Third Stage (15.7 km) - Ryota Matoba (Komori Corp.) - 46:21
Fourth Stage (15.9 km) - Takuma Shibata (Komori Corp.) - 50:17
Fifth Stage (13.8 km) - Akihiro Kaneko (East Japan) - 51:11

source article:
https://www.sakigake.jp/news/article/20180807AK0034/
translated by Brett Larner

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