Quote Of The Day
“It’s still early in the new year, but this was a real smack on the head. He crushed me. In terms of time there was nothing wrong with how I ran, but he taught me a valuable lesson. Before the race I was all snug and comfortable in a nice warm hospitality tent, but he was different. A difference of attitude. You can’t let yourself get too comfortable and complacent. I have to be more stoic.”
– Japan civil servant runner Yuki Kawauchi talking about his surprise defeat by the unknown amateur Hideyuki Ikegami. Ikegami set a PR by more than 2:30 to win the Tanigawa Mari Half Marathon in 1:03:09 to Kawauchi’s 1:04:17.