PRELIMS: GATLIN NOT RUNNING THE 200 M, SPEARMON OUT
BATCHELOR WINDY 817
THOMAS 232, PINDER 44.78
ARMSTRONG NR AND WL 22.21 IN SHOT PUT
FUKAGAWA (JPN, Jun 25): At Hokuren Distance Challenge Kenyan Gideon Ngatuny led three Japan-resident Kenyans to the top of the men’s 10 000 m A-heat with a win in 27:43.82, but the trio had company from 5000 m national champion Kazuya Watanabe who was shooting for the Daegu World Championships A-standard of sub-27:40 but came up just short in a large PB of 27:47.79. Although outstanding, his time means that Watanabe will run only the 5000 m in Daegu. Second James Rungar 27:44.86 and third Alex Mwangi, both Kenyans 27:47.51. The women’s 10 000 m was also fast, with nine of the top ten recording new PBs led by Kenyan Sally Chepyego going under the World Championships A-standard with a 31:27.98. Seika Nishikawa a teammate of marathon national record holder Mizuki Noguchi, was second in a lifetime best 32:12.64. From Brett Larner´s blog.
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