complete results coming soon
by Brett Larner
Marathoner Yuki Kawauchi (Saitama Pref.) ran 2:51:45 at the hot and hilly Okinoshima 50 km Ultramarathon on June 17, taking more than half an hour off the CR. Last year Kawauchi led Okinoshima on a slightly faster course record pace before collapsing shortly before the finish line and being taken to a hospital. Kawauchi, whose father was born on the island of Okinoshima, told JRN after the race, "It was hotter than last year, but I finished."
Update: Click here for a photo of the start via the Asahi Shimbun Digital site.
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