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'Shoe wars' target Japan's endurance runners

More Sports / Track & Field Jan 9, 2019

'Shoe wars' target Japan's endurance runners

by Kaz Nagatsuka

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. Tokai University captured its first-ever Hakone title, dethroning four-time reigning champion Aoyama Gakuin University ...