Buchanan and Takano Win Year-End Half Marathon
Australian Andrew Buchanan took over a minute and a part off his PB to win the 3rd operating of Tokyo’s Year-End Half Marathon Dec. 29 within the western suburb of Tachikawa.
Conceived of as a race concentrated on college and company league males whose groups had overlooked out on qualifying for the New Year and Hakone Ekidens and for amateurs to get the risk to run along them, the Year-End Half Marathon covers 4 rolling laps of Showa Kinen Park, the similar website used for the Hakone Ekiden Qualifier part marathon and National University Men’s Half Marathon.
Buchanan ran as a part of a lead staff of 5 close to 1:03-flat tempo, with the crowd shaking right down to 4 by means of 15 km. As Buchanan began to push over the overall lap longtime chief Koga Matsuo (Josai Univ.) dropped off, leaving Shingo Moriyama (Yamanashi Gakuin Univ.) and Taiyo Iwasaki (Jobu Univ.) to compete for the win. Neither was once as much as the duty, Buchanan kicking away for the win in 1:02:50 just right sufficient to make him the fourth-fastest Australian guy of 2019 and simply eight seconds off the path file. Moriyama was once subsequent in 1:03:06 only a step forward of Iwasaki, who took third in 1:03:07. All 3 together with 4th-place Matsuo scored new PBs, no shaggy dog story given the rolling southern part of every lap of the park.
Miyuki Takano (Raffine) received the ladies’s race by means of 11 seconds in 1:20:42. In the ladies’s 10 km, Yuka Tanaka (Asia Univ.) outran high-volume marathoner Mitsuko Hirose (Tokyo Wings) for the win in 36:32, with Takashi Nagase (Obirin Univ.) taking the boys’s 10 km in 30:26.
third Year-End Half Marathon
Showa Kinen Park, Tachikawa, Tokyo, 12/29/19
Men’s Half Marathon
1. Andrew Buchanan (Australia) – 1:02:50 – PB
2. Shingo Moriyama (Yamanashi Gakuin Univ.) – 1:03:06 – PB
three. Taiyo Iwasaki (Jobu Univ.) – 1:03:07 – PB
four. Koga Matsuo (Josai Univ.) – 1:03:24 – PB
five. Yudai Hiruta (Fukushima T&F Assoc.) – 1:03:45
6. Kotaro Maeyama (Obirin Univ.) – 1:04:56
7. Shingo Mizota (Togami Denki) – 1:05:06
eight. Hikaru Kumagai (Rafine) – 1:05:24
nine. Yuya Hikage (Yamanashi Gakuin Univ.) – 1:05:27
10. Takahiro Fujita (Asia Univ.) – 1:05:28
Women’s Half Marathon
1. Miyuki Takano (Raffine) – 1:20:42
2. Natsuki Iida – 1:20:53
three. Yuki Nashimoto – 1:22:36
Men’s 10 km
1. Takashi Nagase (Obirin Univ.) – 30:26
2. Yoshinori Goda (NTT Tokyo) – 30:53
three. Kaisei Ichiba (Obirin Univ.) – 31:20
Women’s 10 km
1. Yuka Tanaka (Asia Univ.) – 36:32
2. Mitsuko Hirose (Tokyo Wings) – 36:58
three. Kirara Oshima (Asia Univ.) – 37:08
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