The Japan Championships, which also served as the representative selection for the world championships in athletics, was held in Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture, and Masatora Kawano won the men's 35km in 2 hours 26 minutes 40 seconds and was nominated as the representative.

This tournament is the first 35-kilometer race to be held in Japan before this summer's world championship, and all of them are top players in Japan such as Kawano, Satoshi Maruo, and Hayato Katsuki who participated in the men's 50-kilometer of the Tokyo Olympics. A player participated.



The race was pulled by Daisuke Matsunaga, who has been nominated to represent the world championship at 20km for men from the beginning, but Kawano, who has stamina, turned over to 31km.



Kawano won the championship in 2 hours 26 minutes 40 seconds, met the selection criteria of the Japan Athletics Federation, and was appointed as the first world championship representative.

On the other hand, for the girls, Serena Sonoda won the championship in 2 hours 45 minutes 48 seconds, met the criteria and was appointed as the first representative.



In addition, a special race of 20 kg for men and women was also held at this competition.



For boys, Koki Ikeda, who won the silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics, marked 1 hour 18 minutes 53 seconds, for girls Nanako Fujii 1 hour 29 minutes 29 seconds, and Kumiko Okada 1 hour 29 minutes 31 seconds. We met the selection criteria and were appointed as representatives.

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