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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

The 25th Yokohama International Women’s Ekiden

On February 25, Yokohama International Women’s Ekiden was held in Yokohama, Kanagawa prefecture(Ekiden(駅伝) is long-distance relay footrace).The Ekiden started in 1983, and this time is the 25th meet.



The length of the Ekiden course is the same as full marathon, 42.195km. The 25th participating teams are China, England, Kenya Romania, Russia, the U.S, Japan international team, seven area picked teams. The course starts and finish at Yokohama Aka-renga Souko (Yokohama red-brick warehouse), and turn at Hakkeijima Sea Paradise. Since my living place is close to Hakkeijima, I decided to wait athletes there.

There were many cheer people and cameras because this Ekiden is live broadcast by Nihon TV for 30 broadcasting stations and on air at Radio Nippon.




I also took several exciting photos of great athletes.


The final result is Russia is 1st, the U.S is 2nd and Japan international team was 3rd.

That was nice experience for me to see marathon athletes who participate actively in the world; they ran so fast that the real time I cheered was short though. I who is now distant from sports is quite impressed facing the seriousness of international athletes.

4 comments:

ShennongShi said...

Hi,

I just read the information about the city of Kamakura from today's newspaper. It looks beautiful. Would you be able to provide some info about accomodation in this city and any tips?

Thanks.

x said...

My friend is actually training for the Sun Run here in Vancouver. I can never imagine myself running 10 kilometers in a single day.

sgfriends said...

i like your english u speak good english wonderful !

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