In July, Kengo Suzuki, a Japanese record holder, was selected as the marathon representative for the world championships in athletics in the United States, and Hitomi Niiya, who challenged the marathon with Mao Ichiyama for the first time in 13 years, for women. It was decided to be a player.

At a board meeting held in Tokyo, the Japan Association of Athletics Federations selected the representative athletes of the world championship marathon, and selected three men and three men each.



The boys are Suzuki, the Japanese record holder who finished 4th in the Tokyo Marathon this month with a time of 2 hours 5 minutes 28 seconds, and Japanese athletes at the "Osaka Marathon / Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon General Tournament" last month. Hoshidake, who won the highest record in the first marathon in 2 hours, 7 minutes and 31 seconds, and Yusuke Nishiyama, who won the "Beppu Oita Mainichi Marathon" in 2 hours, 7 minutes and 47 seconds.



On the other hand, the girls, Ichiyama, who finished 6th in the top Japanese athletes in the time of 2 hours 21 minutes 2 seconds at this month's Tokyo Marathon, showed a tenacious run to the end in the marathon challenge for the first time in 13 years, 2 hours 21 minutes. Shintani, who finished 7th in 17 seconds, and Mizuki Matsuda, who won the tournament record of 2 hours 20 minutes 52 seconds at the Osaka International Ladies Marathon in January, were selected.



Suzuki, who was interviewed online, said, "The biggest goal is to take on the podium and take on the challenge. I'm the first Japanese national team, so I want to drive aggressively."



Ichiyama said, "I was 8th in the Tokyo Olympics, but I wasn't satisfied with it, so I'd like to do my best to reach a higher position in the world championships."

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