Vincent Laimoi

Coming Down From Hakone – This Year’s Race in the Cold, Hard Light of Day – Running Fitness Article

Coming Down From Hakone – This Year’s Race in the Cold, Hard Light of Day Damn, has it already been a week? Time goes by so fast. Times at the Hakone Ekiden this year were fast too. Eight guys broke course records on four of the five stages on Day One, and another five broke the records on three of the five stages on Day Two. Two of the three stages that didn’t have new records were just seconds off.…

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Kisaisa and Tokyo Kokusai Dominate 2020 Hakone Ekiden Qualifier – Running Fitness Article

The Hakone Ekiden Yosenkai is one of the best races on the calendar in Japan or anywhere else, 43 Tokyo-area university men’s teams of 10 to 12 runners each racing a half marathon head-to-head in hopes of becoming one of the lucky 10 teams to join the field for the 2020 Hakone Ekiden. Tens of thousands of alumni, fans, and school marching bands aligned under the crisp autumn skies of suburban parkland, all united in anticipation of that single moment…

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