Japanese 20km Road Walk Championships 2017


I’ll start off the overseas reporting with what is no doubt the biggest walking carnival of the month. I never cease to be amazed at the quality and depth in Japanese racewalking championships and last Sunday’s 20km roadwalk championships meet in Kobe was no exception. Just check out the results at http://www.marciadalmondo.com/admin/pdf/risultati/19022017766Kobe_2017.pdf .

The Open Men’s 20km saw a very close finish between Eiki Takahashi (1:18:18) and Isamu Fujisawa (1:18:23). It was Takahashi’s third victory in this race and his splits were 19:35, 39:07 (19:32), 58:38 (19:31) and 1:18:18 (19:47). It was only in the last few kms of the race that he was able to break away from Fujisawa and third place finisher Toshikazu Yamanishi (1:19:03). Both Fujisawa, who had just returned home after the Supernova Camp in Canbera, and Yamanishi did PBs. Of the 94 walkers who started, 74 finished, with 37 bettering 90 minutes for the distance.

The women’s 20km was won by Kumiko Okada (1:29:40), ahead of Rena Goto (J1:32:50) and Sae Matsumoto (1:33:16). Again the winner’s splits show clearly how the Japanese race – hard from the gun, with the last person left standing as the winner – 22:14, 44.30 (22:16), 1:06:56 (22:26) and 1:29:40 (22:44). Again, a big field of 34 starters, with 29 finishing. The U20 Men’s 10km saw the first 3 finishers all better the Games record – Masatora Kawano (40:28), Kouki Ikeda (40:34) and Syo Sakazaki (40:59) – while the U20 Women’s 5km was won by Nanako Norimoto (22:47).

Open 20km Men (74 finishers)
1. Eiki Takahashi 1:18:18
2. Isamu Fujisawa ALSOK 1:18:23
3. Toshikazu Yamanishi 1:19:03
4. Kobayashi Kai 1:19:13
5. Hirooki Arai 1:19:25
6. Satoshi Maruo 1:20:31
7. Fumitaka Oikawa 1:20:45
8. Takayuki Tanii 1:21:45
9. Koichiro Morioka 1:22:36
10. omohiro Noda 1:23:07
11. Ryosuke Kawagishi 1:24:22
12. Kota Yamada 1:25:18
13. Takeshi Ookuma JR 1:25:42
14. Keita Takano 1:25:48
15. Kohsuke Taneoka 1:26:42
16. Masaya Ishikawa 1:26:43
17. Yamato Nakazima 1:26:44
18. Katsuya Ishii 1:26:52
19. Naoki Takahashi 1:26:56
20. Riku Shioya 1:27:08
21. Yuki Yamazaki 1:27:32
22. Yuki Ito IRE 1:27:53
23. Masaki Yamamoto 1:27:55
24. Kyohei Dairaku 1:28:02
25. Ryousuke Kondou 1:28:13
26. Kouhei Kowaki 1:28:19
27. Kousuke Shioiri 1:28:28
28. Yuuto Yanagisawa 1:28:44
29. Yuto Oshima 1:28:54
30. Daigo Higa 1:29:23
31. Keisuke Awano 1:29:26
32. Shuto Goto 1:29:39
33. Aoyagi Italu 1:29:45
34. Takuto Terada 1:29:48
35. Shun Horie 1:29:50
36. Takafumi Higuma NWS 1:29:52
37. Takahiro Ueda 1:29:54

Open 20km Women
1. Okada Kumiko 1:29:40
2. Rena Goto 1:32:50
3. Sae Matsumoto 1:33:16
4. Kaori Kawazoe 1:33:35
5. Ai Michiguchi 1:35:16
6. Yuki Yoshizumi 1:35:22
7. Chiaki Yamato 1:35:58
8. Serena Sonoda 1:36:49
9. Masumi Fuchise 1:38:26
10. Yukiho Mizoguchi 1:39:48
11. Tomoka Sugiyama 1:40:26
12. Nozomi Yagi 1:41:39
13. Natsumi Kurahara 1:42:20
14. Huuka Yajima 1:44:28
15. Momoko Ueno 1:44:46
16. Chika Yamada 1:45:08
17. Hiroko Takano 1:45:21
18. Miyu Oono 1:45:49
19. Saori Nishimura 1:46:53
20. Yoshiko Fuzita 1:47:16
21. Mari Takeuchi 1:47:37
22. Saiko Hagiwara 1:48:08
23. Kaede Yagiwara 1:48:30
24. Yuho Kurihara 1:49:30
25. Kie Suenaga 1:49:39
26. Yurika Omura 1:49:58
27. Mayo Asano 1:51:12
28. Chiho Tahira 1:52:41
29. Megumi Nakano 1:57:00

U20 10km Men (117 finishers)
1. Masatora Kawano 40:28 NGR
2. Kouki Ikeda 40:34 NGR
3. Syo Sakazaki 40:59 NGR
4. Yu Takeuchi 41:15
5. Katsuji Suzuki 41:20
6. Takumi Suzuki 41:50
7. Tomohiro Suzuki 42:15
8. Yutaro Murayama 42:19
9. Toshiki Ueda 42:36
10. Ryo Hamanishi 42:47
11. Kiichi Takiguchi 42:53
12. Takatsugu Nakagawa 42:53
13. Atsuto Kawata 42:55
14. Masaru Suzuki 42:57
15. Yuma Toda 42:59
16. Watanabe Tsubasa 43:00
17. Naoya Yamamoto 43:10
18. Taichi Kenmotsu 43:23
19. Kazuki Hirazawa 43:25
20. Fumiya Hyoudou 43:35
21. Hayato Yanagihara 43:40
22. Kanta Kobayashi 43:43
23. Nomura Naruki 43:47
24. Taiga Ogasawara 43:48
25. Yusuke Hattori 44:01
26. Yuuki Murao 44:06
27. Subaru Ishida 44:12
28. Tennmaru Hirota 44:31
29. Tomohiro Oikawa 44:36
30. Yutaro Inoue 44:39
31. Ryuma Fukui 44:40
32. Junya Kanbara 44:50
33. Kousuke Nose 44:51
34. Kenshi Matsui 44:55
35. Naoto Koga 44:57
36. Tokunosuke Karita 44:57

U20 5km Women (66 finishers)
1. Nanako Norimoto 22:47
2. Maika Yagi 22:51
3. Akane Tamaki 22:52
4. Ai Murakami 22:53
5. Yuu Yoshida 22:56
6. Narumi Asano 23:05
7. Shion Honma 23:06
8. Mana Takahashi 23:07
9. Mami Kurimoto 23:12
10. Natuki Onai 23:22
11. Honoka Yasuda 23:30
12. Minori Yamada 23:32
13. Ayaka Misaki 23:41
14. Natsumi Wada 23:48
15. Ayana Miki 23:54
16. Ootani Nanako 23:57
17. Miho Itoyama 23:58
18. Nami Hayashi 24:01
19. Wakana Murofushi 24:06
20. Asaki Shishida 24:11
21. Mahiro Onai 24:19
22. Suzuka Kume 24:21
23. Airi Takada 24:26
24. Natsuse Ojima 24:31
25. Akiho Sano 24:32
26. Erina Shinohara 24:32
27. Reina Okabe 24:33
28. Ruka Miura 24:35
29. Mao Tatsumi 24:36
30. Hatuki Mogi 24:37

Sourced from Heel and Toe – Tim Erickson

Photo from Eiki Takahashi (1:18:18) and Isamu Fujisawa lead the men out in the Japanese 20km on Sunday (photo http://www.marciadalmondo.com/eng/dettagli_news.aspx?id=2706)

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Have these athletes ever replicated similar times outside of their home country? 1. Eiki Takahashi 1:18:18
2. Isamu Fujisawa ALSOK 1:18:23
3. Toshikazu Yamanishi 1:19:03
4. Kobayashi Kai 1:19:13
5. Hirooki Arai 1:19:25

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