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  • n. A Japanese long-distance relay race, typically on roads.


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Japanese 駅伝


  • Incidentally, Noguchi recorded the fastest stage (21. 5Km) at the prestigious Hakone Ekiden, a collegiate ekiden which takes place on 2 and 3 January of each year, while Yoroizaka was third fastest, 22 seconds behind in the same stage. - News

  • The best among them is Nanaka Izawa, who recorded the stage best in the national high school ekiden championships, and won the 3000m in the national inter-high school championships. - News

  • She is a queen of Ekiden, having recorded stage best in all her collegiate ekiden competitions. - News

  • Keita Akiba, known as a strong ekiden road relay runner, took third in 2: 10: 53 in his marathon debut, while Kenya's Peter Kiprotich fell to eighth in 2: 13: 44.

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  • She was only ninth at 1500m in the 2008 national inter-high school championships in August, but four months later Izawa turned in the fastest stage time in the 2008 inter-high school ekiden championships. - News

  • Four of the six Japanese runners ran the fastest time in their respective legs, helping the host team to win its first Chiba international ekiden road relay in two years on Monday.

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  • A Kenyan female student who belonged to a high school ekiden long-distance relay club went missing in April after being expelled from the school in Aichi Prefecture that won last December's national high school ekiden, Aichi prefectural officials revealed Friday.

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  • A Kenyan male student who was an ekiden runner at a high school in Gifu Prefecture also went missing for one and a half years prior to reporting to immigration authorities in April, school officials said Thursday.

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  • Meanwhile, the privately-run Chukyo High School in Mizunami, Gifu Prefecture, said its former student, now 20, belonged to the school's athletic club and took part in the national ekiden before he went missing in September 2007, according to the school officials. buddha4brains at 07: 36 AM JST - 4th July

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  • It is true that he did pass up the possibility of earning money for four years, but Mogusu emphasizes the importance of being coached by coach Ueda of Yamanashi Gakuin University, where Mogusu was a superb ekiden runner, recording stage bests in eight out of nine ekiden races he contested. - News


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