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Japanese Olympic Team Profiles - Women's Marathon

by Brett Larner

For many a long year Japanese women's marathoning has gotten far more media attention and public respect than the men; at the 2010 London Marathon the Japanese broadcast only followed the women and never mentioned that 5000 m and 30 km national record holder Takayuki Matsumiya (Team Konica Minolta) and two-time World Championships team member Satoshi Irifune (Team Kanebo) were in

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