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Aska Cambridge captured his first Japan national championships title on Saturday, recovering from a slow start in the men’s 100 meters to overhaul Ryota Yamagata in the final meters and win by just 0.01 of a second.

The Jamaica-born Cambridge ran 10.16 seconds in the rain at Paloma Mizuho Stadium, with Yoshihide Kiryu in a relatively distant third (10.31). Kiryu, who has already surpassed the Japan Association of Athletics Federations standard time, only needed to finish in the top three to book his spot in Rio, too.

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