Aoyama Gakuin moves out to big lead

More Sports / Athletics Jan 2, 2020

Aoyama Gakuin moves out to big lead

by Kaz Nagatsuka

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. Aoyama Gakuin notched a first-day record of 5 hours, 21 minutes, 16 seconds, with ...

Toyo in lead after opening leg of Hakone ekiden

More Sports / Athletics 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. Five runners from Toyo University, the 2014 champion and overall runner-up for the past three years, finished the ...

Toyo University takes lead in Hakone ekiden

More Sports / Athletics Jan 2, 2018

Toyo University takes lead in Hakone ekiden

Toyo University took the lead in the Tokyo-Hakone collegiate ekiden road relay on Tuesday, winning the first day of the two-day race for the first time in four years. Five runners from Toyo University, the 2014 overall champions and last year's runners-up, clocked 5 hours, ...

Kiryu makes history with sub-10 second 100 meters

More Sports / Athletics Sep 9, 2017

Kiryu makes history with sub-10 second 100 meters

Yoshihide Kiryu became the first Japanese to break the 10-second barrier in the 100 meters with a time of 9.98 seconds at an intercollegiate meet on Saturday. Kiryu finally realized a long-held Japanese athletics dream by shaving 0.02 off the national record set by Koji ...