Hattori and Suzuki Lead National Cross Country Championships Entry Lists
Entry lists had been introduced Feb. 6 for the 2019 National Cross Country Championships, to be held Feb. 23 in Fukuoka’s Uminonakamichi Kaihin Park.
The senior males’s 10 km box of 165 is led through ultimate 12 months’s 5000 m nationwide champion Hazuma Hattori (Toenec), 2019 Marugame Half Marathon 4th-placer and new Aoyama Gakuin University captain Takato Suzuki, and Fukuoka local Shota Onizuka who ran the First Stage on 2019 Hakone Ekiden champion Tokai University’s successful staff.
The senior ladies’s eight km options Yuka Hori, Fifth Stage document breaker ultimately 12 months’s National Corporate Women’s Ekiden for nationwide champion Panasonic, her teammate and Third Stage winner Nanami Watanabe and 2018 Asian Games 5000 m Sixth-placer Minami Yamanouchi (Kyocera). 102 ladies are scheduled to run.
JAAF marathon building undertaking chief Toshihiko Seko commented, “The men’s race should be a very competitive battle. We hope to see the Panasonic runners and Yamanouchi succeed in the women’s race.” This 12 months’s nationwide championships will function the staff variety race for the 2019 World Cross Country Championships in Denmark this March.
translated through Brett Larner