The IAU 100 km World Championships are this Saturday in Berlin, Germany, and Japan has despatched sturdy groups with each girl below 7:40 and three of the 4 males below 6:20 for the 100 km distance. 2018 gold medalist Hideaki Yamauchi (Hamamatsu Hotniks RC) and world file holder Nao Kazami (Aisan Kogyo) lead the boys. The quickest non-Japanese athlete on the entry listing is American Rajpaul Pannu at 6:28:31. Contemplating that 4th Japanese man Junpei Yamaguchi (Eldoreso) has run 6:22:35 it seems just like the potential for a Japanese males’s podium sweep is there, however issues are by no means that simple.
2018 bronze medalist Mai Fujisawa (Sapporo Excel AC) and seven:27:46 runner Miho Nakata (Chiba T&F Assoc.) lead the ladies. Solely three different ladies within the discipline, European file holder Dominika Stelmach (Poland), Radka Churanova (Czech Republic) and Camille Chaigneau (France), have damaged 7:30, giving Nakata a great shot at a person medal if she will carry out as much as the identical stage. For each the boys’s and ladies’s lineups, workforce medal chances are high trying superb.
Streaming begins at 6:00 a.m. native time Saturday, 13:00 in Japan. A lot of the race will probably be on the stream above, with the end apparently on a separate stream under. Reside outcomes will probably be right here. Full entry lists are right here. Full Japanese workforce rosters: