Ironman 70.3 Triathlon in Cebu saw Keren Miers finish in 5:13:41 – victorious in his age group! A week later, Stan Chow completed Ironman 70.3 Triathlon in Chungju, South Korea and finished 4th in his new age group in hot conditions
Chih Liew went up to Hokkaido for the Mt. Taisetsu Ultra Trail and ran 61km, only to get cut off at the first check point, which required a much faster time than the previous year.
On the 21st, Eric Lebrasseur took on the challenge of the UT4M (Ultra Tour of 4 Massifs) a 169km (!) race in Grenoble, France. Eric finished in 36:02:59 (that’s hours, folks), placing a very impressive 36th out of 547.
Meanwhile, in Fukushima, David Rubenstein faced the challenge of 33 degrees heat and strong wind at the Aizu Triathlon, where he recorded a respectable (given the conditions) 2:27:05 to place 13th in his age group.
Japan’s big summer race is the Sapporo Marathon, which was on the 28th. Gareth Evans ran 3:33:38, followed by Takeshi Koide, Yuri Kambara and Rika Evans. Yuri is now famous in Spain, having done a long interview in Tokyo prior to the marathon with the Spanish star of Maraton Man, who also ran the race.
Also on the 28th, Teruyuki Minegishi and Rui Natsuka ran the very hilly (well, mountainous) Fuji Yoshida Fire Festival Half Marathon, completing the ups and downs in 1:40+ and 1:50:51, respectively.
And on the same day, Yasuo Hayakawa ran a trail race in Nishizawa Valley, finishing in 1:25:30 and placing 19th.
Wednesday nights in Yoyogi Park. Meet at the kiosk 100m inside park entrance near Harajuku station at 7:15pm.
7 – 1000 x 6
14 – 1000 x 5, 500 x 2
21 – 2000 x 2, 1000, 500 x 2
28 – 5,000m time trial at Yumenoshima Track (near Shin Kiba station)