TOKYO (JPN): Brett Larner´s Japan running news blog informs that 2004 Olympic women marathon gold medalist and national record holder Mizuki Noguchi is on the entry list announced for the National Jitsugyodan Ekiden Championships to be held on December 19 in Gifu. Should she start it will be the second race of her comeback. Noguchi withdrew from the Beijing Olympics marathon after sustaining an injury to her left thigh. On October 24 she ran in the West Japan Jitsugyodan Women’s Ekiden, her first race in 2 years, 5 months.
DUBLIN (IRL): Jason Smyth’s chances of defending his 100 and 200 metres at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Athletics Championships in Christchurch next year have been thrown into doubt because of his failure to recover from a back injury.The 23-year-old Irishman had hoped to return to full training later this month but a scan has revealed that there is “no significant improvement” to the problem which prevented him from competing at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi. Smyth has already been forced to abandon plans to travel to Florida to train due to the injury and visa problems and there is growing concern that he may not recover in time to compete in New Zealand. Writes insidethegames.
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