Yuki Kawauchi (31, Saitama Pref. Gov't), who in April became the first Japanese man in 31 years to win the Boston Matathon, ran the 13th edition of the Nasu Shiobara Half Marathon November 3rd in Nasu Shiobara, Tochigi. 1700 people took part in the 2 km, 5 km and half marathon divisions starting and finishing in Kuroiso Sports Park in Kami-Atsusaki.
Running the half as a special guest, Kawauchi commented, "During the race I got serious." Dropping the rest of the field, he crossed the finish line 1st in 1:05:03. His nearest competition, Takashi Mino, 25, finished in 1:07:58. Triathlete Naomi Washizu, 35, won the women's race in 1:17:19.
translated and edited by Brett Larner