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    * Jeff Julian of New Zealand has won the Asahi International Marathon Race on the fifth day of the Tokyo International Sports Week, with a time of 2 hours 18 minutes 0.6 second.

    * The race took place on a 42.195-kilometer course between the National Stadium and Chofu City, with 5 visiting and 64 Japanese runners participating.

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    Background: * Jeff Julian of New Zealand has won the Asahi International Marathon Race on the fifth day of the Tokyo International Sports Week, with a time of 2 hours 18 minutes 0.6 second.

    * The race took place on a 42.195-kilometer course between the National Stadium and Chofu City, with 5 visiting and 64 Japanese runners participating.

    The mercury stood at 21 degrees Centigrade when they made the start at one in the afternoon. The temperature was rather high for a marathon race but all the participants made a high-pitched start in one group.

    * Kenji Kimibara of Japan, wearing the No. 49, made headway and took the lead at a point of some 9 kilometers.

    * Kimihara kept on his high pitches, taking the lead at the 10-kilometer point, leaving the first group behind by some 10 meters. His lap time was 32 minutes 33 seconds.

    * He was still on the top at the 15-kilometer point, running 30 meters ahead of the first group. Kimihara's lap time at the 20-kilometer point was as good as one hour 4 minutes 51 seconds.

    * Kimihara kept on taking the lead at the turning point. In the first group which followed him were such favorite runners as Morio Shigematsu of Japan, Victor Baikov of the Soviet Union, Aurele Vandendriessche of Belgium, Katsumi Watanabe of Japan, Jeff Julian of New Zealand, and Hidekuni Hiroshima of Japan.

    * Top runner Kimihara began shaking his head and his pace dropped as he passed the halfway point. No. 27 runner, Morio Shigematsu of Japan, took the lead just before the 25-kilometer point.

    * In the top group at the 28-kilometer point were Watanabe, Julian, Vandendriessche and Hiroshima. Kimihara was a bit behind.

    * Julian began spurting vigorously upon snatching a drink from a table and handing it over to Watanabe as they passed the 30-kilometer point.

    Julian passed the 35-kilometer point in one hour 53 minutes 54 seconds, leaving his runner-up Watanabe 350 meters behind. Julian's victory was now almost certain.

    * Julian appeared in the Stadium, leaving Vandendriessche, now his runner-up, 500 meters behind.

    * More than 50,000 spectators in the Stadium applauded as Julian kept on running well. He responded to the applauds by waving his right hand as the goal was only 100 meters away. He made a goal-in with a time of 2 hours 18 minutes 0.6 second.

    * Vandendriessche of Belgium followed by Kimihara appeared in the Stadium. Kimihara cutran the Belgian at a point 200 meters to the goal and place second. His time was 2 hours 20 minutes 25.2 seconds and Vandendriessche placed third in 2 hours 20 minutes 31.4 seconds.

    * Fourth place went to No. 20 runner, Watanabe of Japan. His time 2 hours 20 minutes 47.4 seconds. No. 31 runner Hiroshima placed fifth in 2 hours 23 minutes 8.4 seconds. No. 1 runner Victor Baikov of the Soviet Union was clocked in 2 hours 23 minutes 48.6 seconds to place sixth.

    1,500 METERS
    *This is men's 1,500-meter finals at the National Stadium.

    * The event was hotly contested among Jean Wadoux and Michel Bernard of France and Iwashita, Akita and Kamaguchi of Japan.

    * Iwashita, putting up a vigorous spurt as he entered the final straight course, made a goal-in with Wadoux. But Wadoux placed first. Both Wadoux and Iwashita were clocked in 3 minutes 46 seconds, a new Japan record. Bernard of France placed fourth.

    10,000 METERS.

    * This is the final of the 10,000-meter run.

    * Tsuburaya of Japan, encouraged by his expedition to New Zealand, took the lead in the 15th lap, followed by Sawaki and Funai of Japan and Bill Baillie of New Zealand.

    * Top position was hotly contested. Visiting runners did very fine.

    * Bill Baillie of New Zealand won the event with a time of 29 minutes 44.5 seconds. Leonid Ivanov of the Soviet Union was the runner-up. Third place went to Mohammed Gammdui of Tunisia.

    * John Pennell of the United States, holder of the sensational world pole vault record of 5.20 meters was also entered in the pole vault finals of the field event.

    * John Pennell using the glass fibre pole displayed beautiful vaulting, but wasn't able to improve the height. He, however, won the event by vaulting 4.80 meters in his first trial establishing a new Japan's international record.

    * Wolfgang Reinhardt of West Germany placed second by vaulting the same height of 4.80 meters in his second trial.

    * Maurice Houvion of France placed third and Kokubu of Japan was fourth.

    * Elvira Ozolina of the Soviet Union, holder of the world javelin throw record was also entered in the women's javelin-throw finals.

    Anneliese Gerhards of West Germany, who has gradually improved her records since the Rome Olympics, defeated Ozoline with a throw of 54.95 meters, establishing a new Japan's international record. This is a slow motion film of the scene.

    * Ozolina was second with a throw of 53.37 meters, and Hiroko Sato of Japan was third with 52.58 meters.

    * Ian Tomlinson of Australia won the hop, step and jump event with a leap of 16.11 meters.

    * Winne: Tomlinson's dynamic form.

    * Jan Jaskolski of Poland placed second with 16.07 meters.

    * Tomio Ohta of Japan also achieved the same leap but placed third just because his second best leap was not as good as that of the visitor from Poland.

    * In gymnastics, Larisa Latynina of the Soviet Union has won in women's over-all individual standings.

    * In the jam-packed Metropolitan Gymnasium, women's free exercises took place.

    * Vera Caslavska of Czechoslovakia is at free standing. She placed fifth in compulsory exercises but won third place in over-all individual standings.

    * Winner Lanisa Latynina of the Soviet Union is at her wonderful free standing. She won by outperforming in free exercises her team-mate Sofia Muratova, who placed first in compulsory exercises.

    * The Equestrian sports started from the 15th with five participants from New Zealand and Republic of Korea taking part in the Jumping Test Event.

    * Some one-thousand spectators including foreigners added color to the stand.

    * Leo Ikki of Republic of Korea riding on the horse Level displayed beautiful jumping and won without any demerit.

    * Captain of the New Zealand team, W. Meech, who is a 49 years old veteran, riding on the horse Laro placed second.

    * Lee of South Korea, who won the Jumping Test event, is said to have remained in Japan and trained for the past two years.

    * In yachting, only two events out of the three scheduled for today took place at the Hayama Yachting Harbour, south of Tokyo, because the sea was calm and windless as was yesterday.

    * This is the start of the fourth round of the fly class.

    * Paul Elvstrom of Denmark, successive winner of four Olympic gold medals, is at work.

    * Later, the Flying Dutchman class event took place. Calm and windless sea embarrassed participants.

    * Winners in yachting will be announced tomorrow.

    * The canoe events started on the 15th at the Lake Sagami in Kanagawa prefecture.

    * The first event was the Kayak Singles held on the verdint Lake Sagomi.

    * A heated contest continued despite of the Kayak over-turning in the midst of the race.

    * Eliminations in the various events were held on this day.

    * Each canoer did the utmost best under & rather favorable weather condition.

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