• Kyodo


After claiming her third straight World Para Athletics Championships marathon title in April and securing a spot at next summer’s Tokyo Games, visually impaired runner Misato Michishita said she plans to ride that momentum to the top of the Paralympic podium.

“I want to stand at the starting line with confidence like ‘I have worked so hard for this. I cannot lose,'” said Michishita, who holds the current T12 category world record of 2 hours, 56 minutes and 14 seconds.

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