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Olympian Takamizawa to Lead Matsuyama University in National University Women's Ekiden Title Defense

On Oct. 11 the Inter-University Athletics Union of Japan (IUAU) released the entry lists for the Morinomiyako Ekiden, the National University Women's Ekiden Championships to be held Oct. 29 in Sendai. A Rio de Janeiro Olympian in the 3000 m steeplechase, Anju Takamizawa will return to lead Matsuyama University in its shot at a second-straight national title.

Other noteworthy names on the entry lists include National University Track and Field Championships 5000 m winner Maho Shimizu (Osaka Gakuin Univ.), National University Individual Track and Field Championships 5000 m winner Rika Kaseda (Meijo Univ.) and World University Games half marathon gold medalist Yuki Munehisa (Tokyo Nogyo University).

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