A Late Replace on Niigata, Matsue and Tokushima


A late replace on final weekend’s essential home Japanese highway outcomes. On the Niigata Half Marathon, Meiji College‘s Shota Morishita dominated with a win by 34 seconds over teammate Hibiki Kikkawa within the males’s race, clocking 1:03:26. Ayami Hirano of the Noritz company crew had a good larger margin of victory within the ladies’s race, working 1:14:28 and ending 1:14 up on 2nd-placer Mayuka Fujita from Route Inn Motels. Full outcomes.
The Matsue Women Half Marathon, which doubles because the Nationwide College Girls’s Half Marathon, noticed one of many tightest finishes in its historical past after three-straight years of pandemic-era cancelations. Panasonic‘s Yuki Nakamura beat prime collegian Hikaru Kitagawa of Osaka Geijutsu College by 2 seconds to win in 1:10:48. A company leaguer additionally took the ten km division, with Yuna Takahashi from the Shimamura crew successful by over 6 minutes in 33:47.
Surprisingly, Kitagawa’s time of 1:10:50 was the fastest-ever within the college ladies’s championships division, 10 seconds beneath the outdated file courting again to 1:11:00. A performing arts main at Osaka Geijutsu specializing in musical theater, Kitagawa earned a spot on the Japanese crew at this summer season’s World College Video games. Full outcomes.
On the Tokushima Marathon, Rie Kawauchi set a brand new ladies’s course file of two:33:50, with Haruka Yamaguchi 2nd in 2:39:38 and Yuka Ando third in 2:44:57 to make it a sweep of the highest 3 by ladies who’ve already certified for October’s MGC Race Olympic marathon trials. Kawauchi’s Otsuka Seiyaku teammate Kazuki Noda received the lads’s race in 2:18:10, the one one to interrupt 2:20. Full outcomes.

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