NYC Elite Runners to Run in Japan Marathon

The cancellation of the NYC marathon left many runners frustrated especially those who had flown to New York. Some already went home while others, decided to run, go with a Plan B.  Apparently, a couple of elite runners will be  flying to Japan to run in the Yokohama Women’s Marathon and Fukuoka Marathon on November 18 and December 2,  respectively.  After all the preparations, the run must go on!

New Zealander Kim Smith, who was fifth in New York City twice, has tweeted “[s]ince the marathon was cancelled I am now off to do the Yokohama Marathon.” Reilly, a Boulder-based agent who represents several Japanese runners, was reluctant to divulge other names until Japanese race organizers are prepared to do so. But he did reveal that one of the athletes he represents, 2007 Chicago Marathon runner-up Adriana Pirtea Nelson, born in Romania but now an American, will be racing in Yokohama.

Late on Monday afternoon, Amy Hastings, the fourth place U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials finisher and Olympic 10,000-meter runner who’d trained with Smith for New York, confirmed to Runner’s World, ”I am planning on running Yokohama along with Kim and Adrianna Nelson”

Read the full article at the Runner’s World. 


Photo copyright by Flickr user Stuart Grout. 



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