JAAF names marathon squad for world championships

/ 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 ...

'Citizen runner' takes unconventional path

Nov 13, 2013

'Citizen runner' takes unconventional path

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Yuki Kawauchi, 26, is a top marathon runner, but he defies the conventional wisdom of the sport in Japan. Kawauchi is known as a "citizen runner" because he works full time at a public night high school in Saitama Prefecture, while most top runners belong ...