It will be his first race since he ran 2:05:50 in Chicago on October 7
Brett Larner wrote:
Saturday's Hachioji Long Distance meet, one of the world's premier 10000 m races every year and site of the current Japanese national record. The man who set it, Kota Murayama (Asahi Kasei) is one of two Japanese men entered in the A-heat, the other being 5000 m and marathon national record holder Suguru Osako (NOP). Murayama will be going for a time under the yet-to-be-announced Doha World Championships standard. All the other top Japanese men will be trying to break 28 minutes in the B-heat with pacing from Jonathan Ndiku (Hitachi Butsuryu), who paced both 10000 m world leads set in Japan in October and earlier this month.