MGC Men's champion Nakamura and 2nd place Hattori are Tokyo Olympic finals Osako is 3rd place September 15 11:48

The Tokyo Olympic marathon representative selection race MGC = Marathon Grand Championship was held, and Takumi Nakamura and Yuma Hattori were selected as the Olympic representative.

MGC is a “one-shot game” selection race that decides two out of three Olympic representatives, and both men and women will be selected as representatives of the Tokyo Olympics on the spot.

The race will be held on the same course as the Olympics, except for the start and finish. Of the 30 men who entered the race, Yuta Shigaraki, a former Japanese record holder, jumped out of the early stages, leaving a difference of about 2 minutes at a time. I drove alone, but it slowed down in the second half and was swallowed by the group after 37 km and dropped the rank.

After that, Nakamura player jumped out 40 km before and became a battle between Hattori and Japanese record holder Jie Osako.

Lastly, Nakamura won the championship with a time of 2 hours, 11 minutes and 28 seconds, and Hattori entered the second place with 2 hours, 11 minutes and 36 seconds.

The third place was Osako, 2 hours 11 minutes 41 seconds.
Ryota Shigaraki finished in the final stage and finished 14th.

Nakamura who won the championship is 26 years old from Mie Prefecture.
In Ueno Technical High School, I was ranked 3rd at 5000 meters of Inter High.

When I proceeded to Komazawa University, I won a bronze medal at the Universiade Half Marathon in 2013 and ran for the 1st Section Award in the 2015 Hakone Ekiden.

In the last year's Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon, which challenged the first marathon, he marked the time of 2 hours, 10 minutes and 51 seconds and became the top player in Japan.

The Berlin Marathon in September of the same year was 2 hours, 8 minutes and 16 seconds.

The second-placed Hattori player is 25 years old from Niigata Prefecture.
After going to Toyo University from Sendai Ikuei High School in Miyagi Prefecture, he won the section award in the second district of Hakone Ekiden, where the ace of each school gathers, and now belongs to Toyota Motor Corporation of the business group.

I have been working on marathons since my university days with the aim of participating in the Tokyo Olympics, but both the 2016 and 2017 Tokyo Marathons stalled at just over 35 kilometers and did not deliver the expected results.

Therefore, the marathon preparation method was reviewed, such as increasing the 40-kilometer run more than twice, and last year's Fukuoka International Marathon was the first Japanese athlete to win for the first time in 14 years, suppressing the second grade seniors of the university. It was.
With this victory, he was a strong candidate for the Olympic team.