The Japan News by The Yomiuri Shimbun
Komazawa on verge of ekiden Triple Crown
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)