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KOBE (Kyodo) A fleet-footed college student from Osaka outraced about 6,000 other men Sunday for the honor of being this year’s “Luckiest Man” by being the first to reach the main hall at Nishinomiya Shrine.

Hidetoshi Minami, 22, of the Osaka University of Health and Sports Sciences, won the 230-meter mad dash in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, after the shrine’s main gate was opened at 6 a.m. to the sounds of a drum.

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