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Veteran sprinter Nobuharu Asahara will run in the World Indoor Track and Field Championships next month, the Japan Association of Athletics Federations said Thursday.

Asahara, a former 100-meter national record holder, pole vaulter Fumiaki Kobayashi and high jumper Yoko Ota are scheduled to compete in the March 14-16 event in Birmingham, England.

The 30-year-old Asahara has a personal best of 10.02 in the 100 meters and is aiming to become the first Asian to go under 10 seconds.

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