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Sydney Olympic silver medalist Eric Wainaina will compete in the April 20 Nagano Marathon, race organizers said Friday.

The Japan-based Kenyan, bronze medalist in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic marathon and runnerup to Ethiopia’s Gezahgne Abera in Sydney four years later, was originally set to run in the Boston Marathon on April 21 but decided instead to take part in the race over the Nagano Olympic Memorial Course.

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