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Fundraising for Japanese Red Cross

March 18th, 2011 by hiroyukinishiuchi

On 11th March 2011 Japan was hit by its most powerful earthquake on record.

The 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck at 2:46PM local time, setting off massive tsunamis along Japan’s northeast coast.

In the worst hit regions of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefecture entire coastal communities were obliterated.

My family is living Minamisoma city of Fukushima.

They are OK but their house  is just 23km from nuclear power plants.

They has to evacuate but they doesn’t have much gas, water, and food. 

This site has some pictures of the disaster.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/events/japan-quake-2011/beforeafter.htm

My cuisn and his grandmother lives in the picture of “Kashimaku in Minamisoma”.

I talked with my wife Maki that we should race IM 70.3 Singapore or not.

We decided to race and do our project of the fundrising.

I send a e-mail to the organizer to help us.

They understand our situation and said to help.

They connect to their sponsor of AVIVA.

AVIVA said donate 10,000 Singapore dollars to the Red Cross Japan!

Thank you so much AVIVA!

Here is the web site of fundraising.

The organizer made it for us.

http://www.ironman703singapore.com/index.php?mact=News,cntnt01,detail,0&cntnt01articleid=225&cntnt01origid=15&cntnt01detailtemplate=default&cntnt01returnid=79

Please help for the victims.

I called to my family, they said that will get gas and try to evacuate. 

Thank you for reading.

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A day before the Ironman NZ

March 4th, 2011 by hiroyukinishiuchi

riding on the bike course near hot springs

our sponsor cervelo booth

and 2XU booth

disinfection for the Lake Taupo

we need this tag for the registration

all wet suites has to be disinfected

carbo party

I ate too much...

my bike cervelo P4 with LG helmet

Keegan is protecting his bike from theif

draft zone is 7 meters from front wheel to front wheel at this time

Maki is cheking the zone

I'm cheking too

jumping at finish line

She bought some cheese cakes for after the race

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Training in Cambridge, NZ

February 24th, 2011 by hiroyukinishiuchi
I and Maki is in Cambridge, New Zealand now.
We are staying Keegan’s house and training for IM NZ.
We spend good time.
Thank you Keegan!

Keegan and his wife Tracy.

We are moving to Taupo for the race on this weekend.
The race is on 5th March.

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a traditional event

January 11th, 2011 by hiroyukinishiuchi

I went to the Nishinomiya Shrine yesterday.

There is a big festival on 10th January every year called Fukuotoko race or luckey men race near my house.

Nishinomiya Jinja (西宮神社, nishinomiyajinja?) is a Shinto shrine in Nishinomiya, Hyōgo, Japan. It is the head shrine of the Ebisu sect of Shinto, and it is said that there are about 3,500 shrines under it. Locals call the shrine ‘Ebessan’. It is famous for the Tōka-Ebisu festival, which is held on January 10 every year. Particular to this festival is the “Lucky Men” race. Begun during the Edo Period, participants gather in front of the shrine’s main gate before 6 am on the 10th of January. At 6 am, the shrine’s drum sounds, the gates are opened, and the assembled crowd sprints perilously 230 meters to the main hall. The top three finishers are given the title of “Lucky Men,” and of those three the champion is known as the “Luckiest Man.” The race has been known to attract more than 6,000 runners.[1](excerpt from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nishinomiya_Shrine)

I recorded from back of the gate. 

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This is from one of  TV news.

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I will challenge next year.

May be…

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Kona

October 16th, 2010 by hiroyukinishiuchi

That’s my 4th Ironman Kona. I got 47th and 1st Japanese.

Swim was so hard in my position.

I swam in the first group. But it was so congested.

It’s like short distance race.

I post some race pictures bellow.

After race, I rearized that I had a black eye.

I think I was punched or kicked on swim…

You know how hard it was:)

(Photos by Y’s road Ochanomizu and Mr.Sekishita)

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at Kona

October 8th, 2010 by hiroyukinishiuchi

I send short photo report fromKona.

Bek got new swim suites PZ3TX from Buluseventy.

New tri suites.

Signing event at Cervelo and LG booth.

The original T-shirts are for cervelo users.

LG photo shoot (TMac).

Louis garneau shoes.

2011 model aero helmet.

3t booth.

Zefiro

Nuun Kona version bike bottle.

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Triathlon Festival in Fukuoka

October 4th, 2010 by hiroyukinishiuchi

I and Maki are at Narita airport for going to Kona now.

Before leaving Japan, we went Triathlon Festival in Fukuoka as geusts.

There was kids race on Saturday.

About 300 kids were there!

Before the start.

It’s used 300m big pool.

They are serious.

Their parents are more serious!

On Sunday, we parcitipated for Ekiden race.

Which is the type of relay triathlon.

One team has to be organized three person.

One person does 700m swim,  21km bike and 5km run. 

It was so hard for us because we are racing for Ironman recently.

Unfortunately, I had flat tire so we missd the prize…

However we enjoyed it and it was good preparing to Kona.

Oh, we have to get on the airplane.

See you!

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My second time IM Louisville

August 31st, 2010 by hiroyukinishiuchi

As you know, it was really hot in Louisville.

Last year it was not so hot like yesterday.

I swam in the second group. Then push hard on bike.

I saw my watch at the 90km mark, the time was 02:23.

It was my best time.

But then, I had krampy legs, so had to slow down…

Sports drink and gels were too sweet in heat.

There were not so much aid stations and it was so difficult to catch the water pet bottle.

So some athletes got dehydration include Maki.

Maki quit at the 160km mark on the bike.

I start from 11th on run.

My coach said if it’s too far to 5th, I had to quit the race, because I’m racing IM 70.3 Japan  next three weeks and Kona.

I catched up until 6th at the end of 1st lap, but there was 8min to 5th.

I decided to quit the race.

It’s first time to quit race in my race career, over than 200 races.
But it’s good for IM 70.3 Japan and Kona.

I took some photos and video.

Only champion can sit on the man’s lap…

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Congratuations Bek!

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The day before IM Louisville

August 29th, 2010 by hiroyukinishiuchi

It’s the day before of IM Louisville.

We checked in the bikes today.

I had ESPN interview.

Please use easy English… 

Ohio river.

OK, I see…

There was practice swim today.

I did not swim because…

I saw these yesterday.

So I decided to save my energy for the race.

There are 3000 participants.

Maki’s P4.

She calls it “Momo”.

It’s mean peach in Japanese.

And my cervelo P4 with Token weels, 3T  DH bar and ISM saddle.

This is finish area.

There is a KFC on left side.

We talked with Wongstar to go KFC after the race:)

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Ironman Asia(Korea Jeju) race report

August 11th, 2010 by hiroyukinishiuchi

I’m reporting Ironman Asia at Korea Jeju island.

Sorry for late post.

I couldn’t get pictures.

It was just Kona qualifing event because Ironman Japan was officially cancelled.

Even though, 200 to 300 participants went to Jeju island from Japan.

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Picture with Toruharubans.

 

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We love Korean food.

Especially Maki loves spicy food.

 

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It’s only 10USD for two person.

 

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We found good and cheap lunch box shop.

This is only 3USD!!!

 

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I don’t like spicy food, so I choose this.

 

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Maki is lerning Korean cooking from the lady.

She doesn’t speak Korean but she uses “Makiglish” or “Makinese” everywhere.

 

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There are two 50m indoor pools in Jeju.

We used this pool at last TBB camp too.

 

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Carbo party. Mostly western food.

 

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P4s and Token weeles are waiting the race.

 

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Maki loves pink.

I changed outer cables for her.

It took 3 hours…

 

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She calles this “Smiley Maki”.

 

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The camera crews came form Japan.

 

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Swim was cancelled cause by bad weather.

It was heavy rain sometimes and the ocean was choppy.

Start from 180km Bike.

We were leaving at  3 seconds intervals.

It’s like Tour de France! 

 

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This is not during worming up.

In the race…

 

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The course was almost flat but after 110km there is one big hill.

 

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Still smiling even at the hill.

 

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Women champion Emi Shiono is using P4 too.

 

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After big hill, fog closed in over the course.

Visibility was really poor like this.

We can’t see when down the hill.

 

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Run course was hilly.

 

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And humid after rain.

 

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We are sorry for buleseventy.

We have gotten new tri suits after this race. 

 

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Maki was 2nd.

 

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I was 3rd.

 

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See you Toruharuban!

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