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Japan's Sekiya Shines at IAU 24-Hour

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Seoul, Korea, October 19. Ryoichi Sekiya of Japan posted a stellar 169.28 miles in winning the IAU World Challenge 24-hour race held here on October 18 and 19. Sekiya led the Japanese to the
men's team title. Anne-Marie Vernet led a French sweep in the women's race with 148.35 miles.

The top American was Philip McCarthy of New York City, who finished 17th with 145.3 miles. Jamie Donaldson of Littleton, Colorado finished fifth among the women with 136.76 miles. Complete results
are posted at http://www.iau.org.tw/news_detail.php?Id=342

1. Ryoichi Sekiya, JPN 169.29 miles
2. Fabien Hoblea, FRA 165.38
3. Yuji Sakai, JPN 163.71

1. Anne-Mare Vernet, FRA 148.35
2. Anne-Cecile Fontaine, FRA 148.09
3. Brigitte Bec, FRA 142.8

Men’s Teams
1. Japan
2. France
3. Russia
7. USA
16. Canada

Women’s Teams
1. France
2. Japan
3. Germany
4. USA
7. Canada