More Sports / Track & Field Dec 21, 2017

Marathon runner Risa Shigetomo to retire next March

Former Olympian and two-time Osaka Women's Marathon winner Risa Shigetomo announced Thursday that she will retire next March. "I judged that this is the best time to stop," the 30-year-old said at a press conference. "I'd like to take a little rest." Shigetomo placed 79th in the ...

JAAF names marathon squad for world championships

More Sports / Track & Field Mar 17, 2017

JAAF names marathon squad for world championships

Yuka Ando, who clocked Japan's fourth-best time in her debut race on Sunday, was named among six marathon runners by the Japan Association of Athletics Federations on Friday to compete at this summer's IAAF World Athletics Championships in London. The 23-year-old, one of the three ...

More Sports / Track & Field Jan 29, 2017

Shigetomo triumphs at Osaka Women's Marathon

Risa Shigetomo led a Japanese podium sweep at the Osaka Women's Marathon on Sunday. The 29-year-old Shigetomo, a 2012 London Olympian, took the tape in 2 hours, 24 minutes, 21 seconds. She was followed by runner-up Misato Horie (2:25:46) and Hanae Tanaka (2:26:19) in third. The ...