Toyo University captures Tokyo-Hakone collegiate ekiden title

first_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 Toyo never surrendered its lead and took the seventh, eighth and 10th legs en route to victory in a new record return-leg time of 5:25:38.Komazawa, which was aiming to complete a hat trick of ekiden titles after winning the national university championship and national invitational crown, was second, over 4 minutes back.Last year’s champion, Nippon Sport Science University, was third. Tokyo-Hakone Ekiden GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img Toyo University held on to its overnight lead to win the Tokyo-Hakone men’s collegiate ekiden road relay for the first time in two years on Friday.Starting with a 59-second lead over Komzawa University after the first leg on Thursday, Toyo completed the 217.9-km round trip between Tokyo’s Otemachi business district and the spa resort of Hakone in Kanagawa Prefecture in 10 hours, 52 minutes, 51 seconds for its fourth overall title. KEYWORDSlast_img read more