245 people finish the 25th Ginowan Wheelchair Marathon

245 people finish the 25th Ginowan Wheelchair Marathon

Participants in the half marathon began moving off together from in front of the Kankai Gate of the Ginowan Seaside Park after the start gun was sounded at around 10:00 a.m. on December 8 (Photograph taken by Takaya Kinra).

December 9, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The National Federation of Workers and Consumers Insurance Cooperatives Cup 25th Ginowan Wheelchair Marathon started from the Ginowan Seaside Park on December 8.

Fukuoka resident Sho Watanabe won the half marathon for the first time.
There were 249 participants, 44 in the half marathon, 60 in the 3.5 kilometer race and 145 in the 5 kilometer time prediction race. A total of 245 competitors completed the full distance, so almost 100 percent of the contestants finished.
After the start gun sounded at around 10:00 a.m., the contestants moved off together in front of the Kankai Gate.

The participants enjoyed the event at their own pace, with the sky clearing up during the race.

(English translation by T&CT, Mark Ealey)

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