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EKIDEN

Aoyama Gakuin University takes a first-day lead of the annual two-day Tokyo-Hakone collegiate ekiden road relay on Tuesday.
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Jan 2, 2024
Aoyama Gakuin University takes lead on day one of Hakone ekiden
Aoyama Gakuin University took a first-day lead of 2 minutes, 38 seconds over defending champion Komazawa University.
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Jan 3, 2023
Komazawa completes ekiden title sweep with Hakone win
In the 99th running of the annual race, Komazawa anchor Hibiki Aogaki crossed the finish line 1 minute and 42 seconds ahead of Takumi Sukegawa of second-place Chuo University.
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Jan 2, 2023
Komazawa University takes lead on first day of Hakone ekiden
Five Komazawa runners covered the 107.5-kilometer course from Tokyo's Otemachi business district to the spa resort of Hakone in Kanagawa Prefecture in 5 hours, 23 minutes, 10 seconds.
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Jan 3, 2022
Aoyama Gakuin reclaims Hakone ekiden title in record-setting fashion
'We surpassed the greatest team of the past, and that is due to these amazing students,' Aoyama Gakuin manager Susumu Hara said.
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Jan 2, 2022
Aoyama Gakuin in lead after first day of Tokyo-Hakone ekiden
Aoyama Gakuin University took the lead in the third of Sunday's five stages and never looked back.
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Dec 30, 2021
New Year's TV sees us spoiled for choice
Japanese broadcast television's slate of new year programming features star-studded blowouts that offer the perfect dose of moderately entertaining content as we head into 2022.
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Jan 6, 2021
Hakone ekiden's stubborn crowds cause for Olympic concern
The 2021 Tokyo-Hakone Round-Trip College Ekiden Race concluded as a last-mile thriller between the eventual winner Komazawa University and runner-up Soka University.
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Jan 3, 2021
Komazawa University overtakes Soka for dramatic Hakone ekiden victory
Anchor Takuma Ishikawa's final leg helped the Tokyo school seal its first championship in 13 years and seventh overall.
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Jan 2, 2021
Soka University races to Day 1 lead at Hakone ekiden
The Hachioji-based school captured the Day 1 crown for the first time, crossing the finish line in 5 hours, 28 minutes, 8 seconds.
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Jan 2, 2020
Aoyama Gakuin moves out to big lead
Aoyama Gakuin University got off to a good start toward recapturing the Hakone ekiden title as it finished first on the opening day of the New Year's traditional event on Thursday.
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Dec 19, 2019
Tokai University aims for more Hakone ekiden glory
Tokai University stunned a national audience by capturing its first-ever Hakone ekiden title with a tournament record at the last edition in January.
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Jan 9, 2019
'Shoe wars' target Japan's endurance runners
As the Tokyo-Hakone Round-Trip College Ekiden Race has grown into one of Japan's biggest sporting competitions, the event has increasingly become somewhat of a showcase event for running shoe manufacturers.
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Jan 3, 2019
Tokai University wins Tokyo-Hakone ekiden
Tokai University came from behind to win the Tokyo-Hakone ekiden for the first time on Thursday.
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Jan 2, 2019
Toyo in lead after opening leg of Hakone ekiden
Toyo University took the lead in the Tokyo-Hakone collegiate ekiden road relay on Wednesday after winning the race's first leg for the second year in a row.
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Dec 31, 2018
Former NTV producer Nobuhisa Sakata looks back on pioneering live television coverage of ekiden
As a former director and producer for the Nippon Television Network Corporation, Nobuhisa Sakata has participated in live broadcasts of many different major professional sporting events, such as Yomiuri Giants games and the world track and field championships.
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Dec 31, 2018
1912 Olympian Kanakuri helped create Hakone race
This will be the 95th winter featuring the New Year's tradition — the Tokyo-Hakone Round-Trip College Ekiden Race, or as it's more commonly known, the Hakone ekiden.
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Sep 12, 2018
Nippon Sport Science University fires ekiden director over violence against students
Nippon Sport Science University announced Wednesday it had dismissed the director of its ekiden road relay team over power harassment and violence against its members, the latest in a string of scandals that have rocked the country’s sporting world.
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Jul 19, 2018
Corporate ekiden champion Moeno Nakamura fails drug test
Women's corporate ekiden road relay champion Moeno Nakamura has been suspended and her team stripped of its title after she tested positive for a banned substance, the Japan Anti-Doping Agency announced Thursday.
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Feb 6, 2018
Ekiden guru Susumu Hara calls for big changes to sport
With the remarkable achievements he's accomplished in collegiate ekiden, including four Hakone titles, Susumu Hara could easily rest on his laurels.
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Jan 3, 2018
Aoyama Gakuin wins fourth straight ekiden
Aoyama Gakuin University came from behind to win the annual Tokyo-Hakone collegiate men's two-day ekiden road relay for the fourth straight year on Wednesday.

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