• Kyodo


Olympic marathon champion Naoko Takahashi appeared in good form Wednesday at a training session open to the public in Boulder, ahead of her bid to obtain a berth for next year’s Athens Olympics.

The 31-year-old Sydney Olympics gold medalist made four rounds of an undulating 8.3-km course at a high altitude amid wind and rain under the watchful eye of her famed coach Yoshio Koide.

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