Hattori and Suzuki Scratch From Ome 30 km
The organizers of the Ome 30 km Road Race introduced on Feb. 10 that either one of its characteristic invited elite athletes Yuma Hattori (Toyota) and Ayuko Suzuki (Japan Post) have scratched from the Feb. 17 race.
Hattori received December’s Fukuoka International Marathon in a robust 2:07:27 to place himself as a number one candidate for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and its trials tournament, September’s MGC Race. He is reportedly no longer feeling smartly lately. In the organizers’ commentary he commented, “I’m simply not in the best condition to run Ome, and thinking about the future I’ve decided not to do it. I’m very sorry to disappoint everyone who was looking forward to Ome. I will do everything I can to be on the starting line of the MGC Race in perfect condition and ask for your continued support.”
Suzuki ran an all-time Japanese #three time of one:07:55 on the Feb. three Kagawa Marugame International Half Marathon, demonstrating the prospective to make the rostrum on the Tokyo Olympics. At the instant she is experiencing some discomfort within the plantar of her proper foot. Her feedback within the organizers’ commentary learn, “My right foot has been bothering me a bit since before Marugame. I did my best to be ready for Ome, but looking further ahead to the MGC Race in September I’ve had to make the really disappointing decision not to run it.”
translated via Brett Larner