The Japan News by The Yomiuri Shimbun

Komazawa on verge of ekiden Triple Crown

- The Yomiuri Shimbun

Komazawa University set an All-Japan Collegiate Ekiden Championsh­ip record on Sunday, nishing in 5 hours 6 minutes and 47 seconds to three-peat in the 106.8-kilometer race from Aichi to Mie prefecture­s.

is was the university’s 15th All-Japan ekiden victory, the most in history.

Komazawa also won the Izumo invitation­al race in October in an event record.

If the university wins the Tokyo-Hakone Intercolle­giate Ekiden in January, it will occupy all three major collegiate ekiden titles, becoming the h university to achieve the road race Triple Crown.

Kokugakuin University nished in second place, while Aoyama Gakuin University was third. (Nov. 7)

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