Tokyo High School Ekiden Championships 2010
November 3, 2010 Tokyo city High School Ekiden championships - 22nd annual girls race. Defending girls champion Hachioji High School takes second behind Junten High School, a reversal of 2009. Junten's 12th title to Hachioji's 7. 78 high schools qualified for this meet (out of 450 or so in Tokyo). A five-girl relay competes for exactly one-half marathon. Each leg is a set distance, a formula which is used throughout the nation leading up to the national finals. 6000m-4079.5m-3000m-3000m-5000m. Winner qualifies for national high school ekiden championships in Kyoto, in December. Last year Hachioji finished 20th in the national meet. Wikipedia has more about high school ekiden in Japan.